Top News & Analysis Wyoming

  • Dec 6- Halliburton Co is laying off employees at its Bakersfield plant in California in its latest round of job cuts this year, as the U.S. oilfield services firm struggles with falling profits amid slowing oil and gas activity. Earlier in October, the company cut 650 jobs across Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and North Dakota. In 2019, more than 50 frac spreads- or a set...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 25- Texas' attorney general settled with T-Mobile Inc and Sprint Corp and will drop his opposition to the $26.5 billion merger, leaving just Democratic attorneys general fighting the proposed combination. Also on Monday, Nevada said it would withdraw from the lawsuit in exchange for early deployment of the next generation of wireless in the...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 14- President Donald Trump's pick to run the U.S. Energy Department faced questions on emissions from energy operations and the future of nuclear power at his U.S. Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday, but was greeted warmly by senators from both parties who want to see him quickly confirmed. Dan Brouillette, 57, a former lobbyist at Ford Motor...

  • Beet producers Western Sugar Cooperative and United Sugars Corp issued force majeure notices to clients late Tuesday, according to three market participants, after a cold snap hit large portions of the United States. "The recent unprecedented weather conditions have resulted in Western Sugar allocating its available supply of product among its customers,"...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- The leader the Navajo Nation said it would offer no financial backing for a deal under which a tribal energy company recently bought three coal mines, citing the tenuous future of coal and the tribe's desire to expand its use of renewable energy. The Navajo Transitional Energy Company, wholly owned by the Navajo Nation, purchased coal mines in...

  • Nov 13- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' Comstock Resources is in talks to buy Chesapeake Energy Corp's Haynesville shale assets in Louisiana, according to two people familiar with the matter. Shares of the Oklahoma City- based company now trade at around 67 cents, compared to a peak of just below $70 in 2008.. Michael Sousoulas, financial analyst at Mercer...

  • An arctic blast has hit several states across the United States. From planes landing on icy runways to deadly car crashes, the storm is wreaking havoc.

  • HOUSTON, Nov 11- Occidental Petroleum Corp is soliciting bids for oil and gas properties in Wyoming and Colorado that it acquired when it purchased Anadarko Petroleum, hoping the assets will fetch up to $700 million, according to people familiar with the matter. Occidental offered about 200,000 acres in the Denver-Julesburg Basin of Wyoming and Colorado that...

  • Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY).

    Patients would pay more through higher taxes for less coverage and wait longer for nonemergency treatment under Elizabeth Warren's "Medicare for All" plan, says Sen. John Barrasso.

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday that Republicans and Democrats need to work together for the good of the United States, while avoiding a direct reference to the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Tillerson, whom Trump fired in a tweet in March 2018 amid friction between the two over North Korea, Iran and Russia...

  • Farmer walks through his soy fields in Harvard, Illinois.

    Farm bankruptcies in September surged 24% to 580 amid a perfect storm created by Donald Trump's trade war with China and Europe, slumping commodity prices as well as a year of unfavorable weather.

  • The company has about 6,000 commercial bankers in the United States. Many of the agriculture cuts were concentrated in rural areas, one source told Reuters, including North Dakota and South Dakota where staff was cut in half. Wells Fargo plans to create a smaller group of agricultural bankers in one of its new centralized hubs who will work with customers, the...

  • DENVER/ WASHINGTON, Oct 25- The fortunes of Denver chef Alex Seidel are telling. Sales at his upscale eatery Fruition, which features Oysters Rockefeller and a $29 pork chop, are down for the first time since the restaurant opened in 2007, the year the last U.S. recession began. "Fast-casual" restaurants are growing around the United States, and competition for...

  • DENVER/ WASHINGTON, Oct 25- The fortunes of Denver chef Alex Seidel are telling. Sales at his upscale eatery Fruition, which features Oysters Rockefeller and a $29 pork chop, are down for the first time since the restaurant opened in 2007, the year the last U.S. recession began. "Fast-casual" restaurants are growing around the United States, and competition for...

  • Oct 24- An increase in oil and gas production on U.S. public lands drove a 30% increase in federal energy and minerals revenue disbursements in fiscal year 2019, to $11.69 billion, the U.S. Interior Department said on Thursday. The Office of Natural Resources Revenue disbursed $2.44 billion to 35 states, with New Mexico receiving nearly half of the total at $1.17...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- Monthly premiums for an average 2020 Obamacare health insurance plan will fall about 4 percent from this year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Trump administration, which has tried to dismantle the program. The Trump administration has cut back on funding for the health insurance program, which was created by President Barack...

  • Oct 21- Halliburton Co reported a bigger-than-expected 10% drop in quarterly revenue on Monday, as the oilfield services provider battled lower demand from shale oil producers in North America, its biggest market. Revenue from North America, which accounts for more than half of the company's total, fell 21% in the third quarter, primarily due to lower pressure...

  • Excluding the charge, the company's profit beat Wall Street estimates as higher international drilling activity boosted demand for its equipment and services and helped counter weakness in North America. A cut in spending by oil and gas producers has hit North America pressure pumping business the hardest, forcing rival Halliburton Co to cut 650 jobs...

  • U.S. oilfield services firm Halliburton on Wednesday said it was cutting 650 jobs across Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and North Dakota amid slowing oil and gas activity. U.S. crude futures, meanwhile, traded around $54 per barrel on Friday, up 2% after Iranian media said a state-owned oil tanker had been struck by missiles in the Red Sea near Saudi Arabia.

  • US President Donald Trump holds up a "Trump Digs Coal" sign as he arrives to speak during a Make America Great Again Rally at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, West Virginia, August 3, 2017.

    In the past five years, coal output is down 27%, triggering a wave of bankruptcies. No state has suffered more than Wyoming, the nation's largest coal producer, accounting for 40% of the nation's output.