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Top News & Analysis Wyoming

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 597 rigs sought oil and 153 explored for natural gas this week. Louisiana lost three rigs, New Mexico declined by two and Alaska, North Dakota and Oklahoma each lost one. Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • CHEYENNE, Wyo.— A new supercomputer at a federally funded research center in Wyoming will do important work for a wide range of Earth science research. —Researchers at the University of Wyoming are simulating air currents around the spinning blades of wind turbines, data that could help make wind farms more efficient. Wyoming ranks among the top states for wind...

  • CHEYENNE, Wyo.— A new supercomputer in Wyoming is carrying on modeling the effects of climate change, but scientists worry President Donald Trump could cut funding for such programs. The $30 million National Center for Atmospheric Research supercomputer named Cheyenne got to work on several science projects a few weeks ago. Wyoming produces close to 40...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- The Senate on Thursday moved closer to approving President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency even as nearly 800 former officials urged the chamber to reject the nominee, who sued the agency more than a dozen times as attorney general of oil-producing Oklahoma. The 773 former officials signed a letter sent to...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- Nearly 800 former Environmental Protection Agency officials urged the U.S. Senate to reject President Donald Trump's nominee to run the agency as the chamber moved closer on Thursday to approving his pick, Scott Pruitt, the attorney general of oil-producing Oklahoma. Senator John Barrasso, a Republican of coal producing Wyoming and head of...

  • GILLETTE, Wyo. _ Cloud Peak Energy Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $24.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 5 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $235.6 million.

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 591 rigs sought oil and 149 explored for natural gas this week. Texas increased by seven rigs, New Mexico was up by four rigs, Louisiana and West Virginia each gained two and Pennsylvania was up one. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Utah were all unchanged.

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  • Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania coal mine operator Ettore DiCasimirro runs one of the few surviving mines in the area, once a prosperous coal region.

    The Appalachian region — which President Donald Trump carried handily — could lose more than 1,000 coal mining jobs in the next two years.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- A Senate committee suspended rules on Thursday to approve President Donald Trump's controversial choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday amid a boycott of his nomination by the panel's Democratic members. Wyoming Senator John Barrasso, chair of the environment and public works committee, said the committee would "...

  • Here in the Permian Basin of West Texas, the largest U.S. oil patch, the industry poured more than $28 billion into land acquisitions last year- more than triple what they spent in 2015.. Those deals set the stage for much larger investments needed to extract the oil from the ground- and they illustrate how the Permian Basin has become the epicenter for the U.S. shale...

  • ST. LOUIS, Jan 26- Peabody Energy Corp, the world's largest private-sector coal miner, defended its bankruptcy exit plan in court on Thursday against opponents including state regulators, shareholders, environmental activists and even former executives. Bankruptcy Judge Barry Schermer for permission to begin seeking creditor votes on its plan to slash $5...

  • ST. LOUIS, Jan 26- Peabody Energy Corp, the world's largest private-sector coal miner, squares off in court on Thursday against opponents of its reorganization plan, including state regulators, shareholders, environmental activists and even former executives. Bankruptcy Judge Barry Schermer for approval to begin seeking creditor votes on its plan to slash $5...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- Peabody Energy Corp's plan to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy faces a "material risk" that the U.S. coal producer could suffer a $1 billion revenue loss due to a disputed lease at the world's largest coal mine, according to an objection filed to its reorganization plan. Oil and gas driller Berenergy Corp and Peabody hold overlapping federal...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- Indiana and several environmental groups are objecting to a plan by Peabody Energy Corp to exit its $8 billion Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing concerns over how the company will cover about $1 billion in future mine cleanup costs. Indiana and the environmental groups objected to Peabody's failure to disclose how it will finance the future...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the Energy Department, will face questioning by senators on Thursday on creating jobs in the industry and bolstering U.S. energy security- but also about an earlier proposal to abolish the agency. The energy committee senators- many of whom represent fossil fuel-producing states...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday recommended federal coal leasing reforms to ensure taxpayers receive the fair value of the fuel and account for its impact on climate change, but the incoming administration could derail those measures. Federal coal, primarily from Wyoming's Powder River Basin, accounts for more than 40 percent of...

  • Snowplows clear Highway 88 in Woodford, California. (File photo).

    Winter storm warnings were in effect across much of the western third of the country early Thursday, NBC News reports.

  • Winter storm warnings were in effect in parts of California, Colorado, Wyoming and Utah following days of snowfall and cold. California, where a five-year drought has triggered dozens of wildfires, was bracing for floods after heavy rainfall earlier in the week. Snow in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which provides a critical source of water for California...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 23- Peabody Energy Corp failed to explain how it will cover future mine cleanup costs in a reorganization plan filed late Thursday, triggering concerns over the company's use of "self-bonds." Howard Learner, executive director of the Chicago- based Environmental Law& Policy Center, said the reorganization plan dodged the issue of self-bonding,...