Coal An Essential Resource

“Coal Highlighted on the Hill” by U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis Dear Friends, Once again coal was the topic de jour. But in a wonderful change of pace, it was coal’s merits finally being highlighted. Tuesday’s focus in the House Natural Resources Committee, of which I’m a member, was Powder River Basin Coal, how it benefitsContinue reading “Coal An Essential Resource”

Governor’s Energy Strategy Provides Leadership from Wyoming

Wyoming is the Number One Energy Exporting State in America Wyoming leads the nation in energy exports to the rest of the country and takes pride in its high standards for environmental stewardship. Today, Governor Matt Mead unveiled his Energy Strategy: “Leading the Charge: Wyoming’s Action Plan for Energy, Environment and Economy.” According to GovernorContinue reading “Governor’s Energy Strategy Provides Leadership from Wyoming”

Wyoming Approaches Coal Mining Milestone

Governor Matt Mead announced last week that Wyoming will mine its ten billionth ton of coal in May.“This is a significant achievement for our state and country. Coal mining has provided thousands of jobs in Wyoming over the last 150 years, all the while fueling America’s economy,” Governor Mead said. “Coal has helped make AmericaContinue reading “Wyoming Approaches Coal Mining Milestone”

Oil Wells at Doug Cooper’s

Doug Cooper resides outside of Casper and lives on his ranch that has been in the family for many years. On the Cooper’s ranch there are more than 60 oil wells and companies are still drilling more wells. The ranch is connected to Teapot Dome and Salt Creek Oil Fields. In the 1920’s there wasContinue reading “Oil Wells at Doug Cooper’s”

Governor: Carbon, Sweetwater Counties Oil Play

Governor Matt Mead says the gas play in Carbon and Sweetwater Counties could be significant for economy, needs to be done right Governor Matt Mead says he supports a significant natural gas development in Carbon and Sweetwater Counties, which would create thousands of jobs in Wyoming. Governor Mead sent several comments to the Bureau ofContinue reading “Governor: Carbon, Sweetwater Counties Oil Play”

Wyoming Energy Makes Positive Impacts

In a recent mad dash to go through the stash of articles in my inbox I’ve neglected over the past month, I found some interesting articles about positive impacts Wyoming energy is making. I thought I’d share them with you in this week’s RealEnergy post. – RealPartner Liz Lauck – Wyoming Stock Growers Assn. WellContinue reading “Wyoming Energy Makes Positive Impacts”

Solar Panels at the Harshbarger Ranch

Bob and Jean Harshbarger live outside of Newcastle, Wyo. on Jean’s family ranch. There is no electricity on the vast prairies of their ranch, so they use solar panels to pump water for their cattle. Through the years Bob and Jean have tried other methods to pump water but none have worked as well asContinue reading “Solar Panels at the Harshbarger Ranch”

Public Sends Plethora of Proposed Initiatives to Governor for Energy Strategy

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a press release from the Wyoming Governor’s Office about the Wyoming Energy Strategy. Governor Matt Mead asked the public for involvement in developing a Wyoming Energy Strategy and a wide spectrum of Wyoming people have jumped in. Over 70 suggested initiatives have been proposed. These cover the range of tangible projects,Continue reading “Public Sends Plethora of Proposed Initiatives to Governor for Energy Strategy”

Visiting an Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Control Room

As you will recall, I toured an oil and gas drilling rig in the Jonah Field last fall. Encana representative Bob Myhre guided my tour group through the control room of rig #129 in the Jonah Field during the tour, which was hosted by Encana Oil and Gas, USA. Here is some video I tookContinue reading “Visiting an Oil and Gas Drilling Rig Control Room”

Touring a Drilling Rig

While touring the Jonah Field in Pinedale, Wyo. with Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., we had the opportunity to tour a working drilling rig. You can read more about my trip to the Jonah Field in my first post. Above is Rig 129 on the Jonah Field. Each drilling rig in the United StatesContinue reading “Touring a Drilling Rig”

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