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Danish wind co. opens in Lenexa

prairie wind mill

A Danish electronic equipment supplier for the wind power industry is expanding its North American operations by opening an office in Kansas. An open house is set for the first week of March at kk-electronic’s new office and distribution center in Lenexa. “We wanted to show our commitment to our North American clients with a new one-stop shop for product ...

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Cheyenne is 19th best-performing small city in U.S.

CHEYENNE — Cheyenne is one of the best performing small cities in America. Or so says a report from the Milken Institute, a California-based economic think tank. Cheyenne ranks 19th out of the 179 small metropolitan areas surveyed for the institute’s 2014 report. The rankings are based mainly on local economic factors like job growth, employee wage increases and concentration ...

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Newly-commissioned power plant slated for Niobrara

natural gas

A commission partnership has been announced for a new gas processing plant in Converse County, Wyoming. Williams Partners L.P. and Crestwood Midstream Partners L.P. have collaborated to commission the Bucking Horse gas processing facility, which will boost the Powder River Basin’s processing capacity by 120 million cubic feet per day. The new site, located in Douglas, will include processing buildings, ...

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Proposed statewide ballot measure would give Colo. communities power to ban fracking

voter in booth

A movement is underway to put a ballot measure before Colorado voters in November that would give local governments across the state the power to protect the health and safety of residents by banning or restricting oil and gas drilling and other industrial activities currently permitted by state law. The effort, which would be an amendment to the state constitution ...

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Consumer prices slow with O&G in the west

Despite a slow but steady oil price recovery for Colorado, the growth recently came to a halt, and with it, consumer prices. According to the Denver Business Journal, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 0.3 percent jump in the federal consumer price index (CPI) in western states for the month of April. This gain is notably smaller than ...

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BLM lawsuit gains a new state

A multi-state lawsuit against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management recently gained a new appendage: Utah. According to Oil and Gas 360, Governor Gary Herbert announced his state’s move to join Colorado, North Dakota and Wyoming in a suit challenging new Bureau’s new regulations on fracking federal lands, which he posited oversteps federal authority and undermines states’ power. “I believe ...

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