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Easter Weekend!

April 18, 2014 in News

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Uranerz begins production at Nichols Ranch

April 17, 2014 in News

Uranium mining has begun at Nichols Ranch, the long-planned in situ facility spearheaded by Casper-based Uranerz Energy. The announcement is the latest in a series of developments signaling the revival of Wyoming's uranium industry. The Bureau of Land Management approved Cameco's proposal at a mine in central Wyoming. Read Full Stor... continue reading

Eighty-Eight Oil, Gov. Matt Mead mark opening of new oil-to-rail facility in Fort Laramie

April 16, 2014 in News

That sound you hear coming down the tracks is Wyoming's growing oil industry. Business leaders and Gov. Matt Mead celebrated the opening of Eighty-Eight Oil LLC's new transloading facility on Tuesday in Fort Laramie. The rail terminal is aimed at exporting new oil production from the Powder River Basin to buyers outside the state. It will also connect pipelines transporting Canadian crude to Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad's mainline near Eighty-Eight Oil's existing crude oil terminal in Guernsey.... continue reading

Strong oil sector buoys Wyoming economy in 2014

April 15, 2014 in News

Wyoming’s economy posted modest gains in the first three months of 2014, buoyed by an oil sector that continued to show signs of strength despite a late winter slowdown in drilling. The quarterly release of the state MACRO Report by the Department of Administration and Information showed state revenues are up over the previous year. The labor market remained strong, and housing prices continued to improve. ... continue reading

A slow start to energy employment in 2014, a new uranium mine and more

April 14, 2014 in News

Employment in the Wyoming energy sector is off to a slow start in 2014. That is the finding of a quarterly economic report released by the state last week. Jobs in the oil and gas and coal sectors were all down in the first months of 2014. Oil and gas shed 300 jobs between January and February, falling from 17,300 to 17,000, according to the Economic Analysis Division at the state Department of Administration and Information. ... continue reading

State board grants Casper data center $905,000

April 11, 2014 in News

The State Loan and Investment Board approved a $905,249 grant at its Thursday morning meeting to help a Casper data center expand. The money will be used to give Mountain West Technology Network a break on the costs of power and broadband over the next three years. In return, Mountain West will add nine jobs and spend $1.4 million upgrading its power and adding backup systems. ... continue reading

2 Wyoming companies expect merger will expand social services for the disabled

April 9, 2014 in News

Officials at two Casper-based social services organizations say a July 1 merger will increase the variety and availability of resources for people with disabilities and brain injuries. “We’ve known each other a long time, and we’ve come to the conclusion that our strengths could serve people better by us joining forces,” said Chris Boston, executive director of NOWCAP Services. ... continue reading

University of Wyoming spin-out business receives $150K research grant

April 8, 2014 in News

A University of Wyoming spin-out business has received a $150,000 research grant to improve the effectiveness of drugs that may potentially help diabetes and cancer patients. Read Full Story... continue reading

BOOM COMES HOME

April 7, 2014 in News

Some Wyoming landowners worry about their future amid new oil development Work never ceases on Dickau Road, a dirt byway 40 minutes north of Douglas where elk and antelope once made up much of the traffic. Today, the commuters are of a decidedly different type. Large trucks rumble up and down the road day and night. They pass abandoned tank batteries and disposal wells, mementos to an oil boom gone by, arriving eventually at the epicenter of this most recent boom: a drilling rig towering above the pat... continue reading

Casper startup finds potential liabilities before they become real

April 4, 2014 in News

Before a company closes a deal, before it purchases land or starts operations, its officials call Craig Smith. He tells them what environmental problems could be hiding under the soil or in the water, and then he assigns a cost value to clean it up. “He has a very strong background in oil and gas and regulatory knowledge, plus field knowledge and understanding of what is good in the upstream side of the business and what is not as good,” said Matthew Smorch, vice president of strategy for CountryMark... continue reading
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