CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County’s average price for a gallon of regular gasoline has fallen nearly to $2.50 after losing another 3 cents this week. Meanwhile, the national average on its 11th consecutive week of falling is down just 0.4 cents. The national average on Sunday stood at $3.21 per gallon, according to GasBuddy data […]
CASPER, Wyo. — Gas prices in Wyoming have continued to plummet alongside national prices. This week, Natrona County’s average gas price is down 16 cents while the national average is down 5.8 cents. For the 10th straight week, the nation’s average price of gasoline has declined, falling to $3.21 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy […]
By David Martin, SweetwaterNOW ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Nineteen employees at Black Butte Coal Company lost their jobs because of lowered demand for the company’s coal on Sunday. Further layoffs are planned to take place Thursday, according to employees who spoke with SweetwaterNOW. Steve Gili, the mine manager at Black Butte Coal Company, confirmed the layoffs […]
by Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile The University of Wyoming will receive up to $11.2 million in federal support to test deep geologic layers in the south-central portion of the state to determine if they are suitable for carbon dioxide storage. The university’s School of Energy Resources will lead the 2-year study in collaboration with the U.S. Department […]
by Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Factors that led to the recent demise of a “small modular reactor” energy project in Utah do not directly apply to TerraPower’s nuclear energy project in Wyoming, the company says. Timing delays, forecasted cost overruns and a growing lack of faith in the effort foiled the NuScale Power Corporation’s plans. In contrast […]
CASPER, Wyo. — The nation’s average price for a gallon of regular gasoline dropped for the ninth week, falling another 6.2 cents. Meanwhile, gas prices in Natrona County followed suit and outperformed by falling 12 cents. The national average fell Sunday to $3.27 per gallon, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 12 million […]
The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources announced today it will lead a fourth carbon capture and storage project.
by Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile A panel of lawmakers has advanced a draft bill to give power plant operators eight more years to comply with Wyoming’s low-carbon emissions standard. The measure, Low-carbon reliable energy standards-amendments, would push back the deadline from 2030 to 2038. It would also exempt regulated utilities with fewer than 10,000 customers, carving out a […]
CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County drivers are continuing to see the cheapest gas prices in Wyoming. The county’s average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fell another 7 cents last week, and Natrona County remains the only county in the state with a sub-$3 average price. GasBuddy reports that the national average price fell […]
by Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile KEMMERER—TerraPower, backed by billionaire Bill Gates and the U.S. Department of Energy, plans to build the pilot “Natrium” liquid-sodium-cooled nuclear energy plant here, hoping its success will spur the deployment of Natrium and other small nuclear reactors throughout the nation and around the world. The next-generation technology presents myriad considerations for the Nuclear Regulatory […]
by Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Despite long-term forecasts for continually declining markets, Wyoming oil and natural gas producers have enjoyed a reprieve from the financial devastation of the 2020 pandemic shock, with production approaching pre-pandemic levels, according to the state’s analysis. But industry leaders say a portion of those gains could be wiped out if Rocky Mountain Power […]
CASPER, Wyo. — With an 8-cent drop from last week, Natrona County drivers are seeing an average price for a gallon of regular gasoline dip under $3. That puts the county’s average at 22 cents lower than any other county in Wyoming. For the seventh straight week, the nation’s average price of gasoline also dropped, […]
Rocky Mountain Power’s proposed 30% rate hike is under scrutiny at the Public Service Commission and down the street at the Wyoming Capitol.
CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County’s average price for a gallon of gasoline has hit $3 after falling 14 cents last week. Meanwhile, the national average fell 5 cents to $3.45 per gallon. It’s the sixth consecutive week that the national average price has fallen, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million individual […]
by Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile CHEYENNE—Rocky Mountain Power officials took the stand here Wednesday to defend the company’s proposed $140.2 million rate hike — a 21.6% increase that’s sparked fear and outrage among its 144,000 customers in Wyoming. The hike would come on top of a 7.6%, $50.2 million “fuel cost adjustment,” resulting in a cumulative 29.2% […]
by Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile A 21.6% electric rate hike request panned by customers and politicians as an unjustified threat to households and the state’s economy will be scrutinized beginning Wednesday at a multi-day, court-like hearing before the Wyoming Public Service Commission. The high-profile and historic rate hike from Rocky Mountain Power — the largest proposed increase […]
CASPER, Wyo. — For the fifth straight week, both the national and Natrona County average gas prices have fallen. While the national average is down another 5 cents to $3.50 per gallon Sunday, Natrona County’s average has fallen another 8 cents. GasBuddy reports the national average is down 33.2 cents from a month ago and […]
CASPER, Wyo. — For the fourth consecutive week, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline has fallen both locally and nationwide. The drop this week in Natrona County is 15 cents while the national drop was 11, according to GasBuddy. The nation’s average price of gasoline fell to $3.55 per gallon Sunday, according […]
CASPER, Wyo. — The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline has fallen for the third consecutive week, this time down 10.2 cents. Meanwhile, drivers in Natrona County are seeing an average price down 7 cents from last week. The nation’s average price fell to $3.67 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy data […]
by Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Gov. Mark Gordon announced this week the state will decline an invitation to apply for millions in federal Inflation Reduction Act funds aimed at shuttering low-producing oil and gas wells. The Mitigating Emissions from Marginal Conventional Wells program would pay the costs of voluntarily closing and remediating wells that produce less than the equivalent […]
by Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Undeveloped areas will be largely off-limits to industrial-scale energy projects — be they fossil fuels, trona, hard minerals, wind, solar or a combination — under the Bureau of Land Management’s preferred “conservation” scenario for managing 3.5 million acres of federal land in southwest Wyoming, some observers say. That’s primarily because the BLM’s […]
Wyoming Innovation Partnership will give the University of Wyoming $693,514 to support a project promoting blue hydrogen, according to a news release the university published Oct. 4.
Natrona County’s average of $3.44 is the cheapest in the state by 17 cents.