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  • BILLINGS, Mont.— The Interior Department has put on hold changes to how the federal government values huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the Western United States, after mining companies challenged the agency in federal court. The changes, crafted under the administration of President Barack Obama, were aimed at ensuring companies...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 602 rigs sought oil and 151 explored for natural gas this week. Alaska and Louisiana each lost two rigs and North Dakota declined by one. Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah and West Virginia were all unchanged.

  • HOUSTON, Feb 24- Refiners and pipeline shippers in the Salt Lake City area are facing new delays obtaining crude oil after a pipeline outage last week was followed by snow on Friday that made it difficult to deliver much-needed oil by truck. The 16- inch Wahsatch pipeline can carry roughly 100,000 barrels per day of crude from locations near Evanston, Wyoming, to...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— The Maine attorney general's office and federal authorities have filed a complaint against three corporations and six individuals accused of falsely advertising, marketing, distributing and selling pills for joint pain and memory problems. The Portland Press Herald reports the consumer fraud lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in federal...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly more than expected last week, but the four-week average of claims fell to its lowest level since 1973, pointing to strengthening labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 244,000 for the week...

  • Feb 22- A judge has crushed the hopes of a group of investors in Ultra Petroleum Inc, a bankrupt natural gas company, who had sought to collect a $300 million windfall because a clerk entered a court order on the wrong date. Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur approved on Feb. 13 the disclosures for Ultra's plan to emerge from Chapter 11, although his order was not put on the...

  • 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.

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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...