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Dry Piney Creek eyed for new gas plant

Cutthroat trout have fled the Dry Piney Creek in Wyoming, unable to survive in its waters anymore, but a gas company developing the nearby area says they’ll make sure not to exacerbate the environmental impacts. According to the Jackson Hole News and Guide, Denver-based QEP Resources plans to build a gas processing plant in the creek’s drainage area, where they’ll ...

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Oil, gas spill report for May 17

The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the past two weeks. Information is based on Form 19, which operators must fill out detailing the leakage/spill events. Any spill release which may impact waters of the state must be reported as soon as practical. Any spill of five barrels or more must be reported ...

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Wyoming refiners not seeing much benefit from low oil prices

CASPER, Wyo. — While many state refineries are reaping the benefits of lower oil prices, Wyoming refiners are facing challenges brought about by an oversupply of gasoline. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that in states with low population like Montana and Wyoming, the demand for oil is seasonal. The states saw a surplus after Gulf Coast and Midwestern refineries sold gasoline ...

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Commercial-scale solar doing well in Alamosa, officials say

ALAMOSA, Colo.— Commercial-scale solar farms want to keep growing in Alamosa County, with companies hoping to beat a December 2016 deadline for a federal tax credit that has been driving substantial solar development in recent years. The Alamosa County Land Use Department has held meetings about expansion with Iberdrola Renewables, First Solar and Next Era, said Rachel Baird, the department’s ...

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Private equity firms see potential in Wyoming

money increase

Encana Corp. has slowly emptied out of Wyoming in the past few years. According to a recent Casper Star Tribune article, the company sold its Jonah Field facility for $1.8 billion last year as well as 4,250 wells between Casper and Shoshoni. As Encana’s facilities file out of Wyoming, the state lost two rigs in the past week. The buyers ...

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CBD: Colorado has enough fracking

The Bureau of Land Management plans to allow more fracking on public lands in western Colorado, and environmentalists aren’t having it. The Denver Post reports that groups such as the Center for Biological Diversity are voicing opposition to plans for 16,342 new wells throughout 2.5 million acres in the state. Expanding oil and gas operations on public lands, the groups ...

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