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Wyoming among 4 states with shrinking economy

Wyoming's state economy is shrinking

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s economy, which relies heavily on the mineral extraction industry, contracted during the first half of this year, according to federal statistics. The state’s gross domestic product shrank 2.3 percent in the second quarter after a 6.1 percent drop during the first three months of the year, data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis shows. “That ...

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Energy Pipeline: Support Company Profile — Symmetry Oilfield Solutions

Name of Company: Symmetry Oilfield Solutions Website: www.symmetryoilfield.com Services offered: Symmetry Oilfield Solutions is a small, family owned and local business representing a total solution for transforming contaminated soil and drill cuttings into a commercially viable reclamation and construction material. Whether the need is simply solidification, or complete bioremediation treatment, Symmetry has the solution. GeozorbTM, a proprietary solidification product, is ...

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Synergy Resources names new CEO

Longtime oil and gas leader Lynn Peterson has been tapped to lead Platteville-based Synergy Resources Corp. He will take the place of co-CEOs Ed Holloway and William Scaff, who will remain with the company on the board of directors, according to a new release issued Monday. Peterson, who is the co-founder of the former Kodiak Oil and Gas Corp. which ...

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Oil export ban in play in final-stage talks on budget deal

FILE - In this May 9, 2012 file photo, a drilling rig is seen near Kennedy, Texas. The four-decade-old ban on exporting crude oil may end up getting lifted in a must-pass year-end spending bill lawmakers are scrambling to complete. Lifting the ban is a top ask for GOP negotiators working on the sprawling legislation. In return, Democrats are seeking various environmental priorities, including making permanent tax credits for solar and wind energy production. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiators and the White House closed in on a deal late Monday on a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill to stave off a shutdown, and a tax package extending dozens of breaks. In a Monday evening conference call among House Republicans, Speaker Paul Ryan said bargainers were close to agreements on the spending and tax measures that he ...

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World climate accord hailed as turning point from fossil fuels

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (C), President-designate of COP21, and Secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres (L), attend the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

PARIS – French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius presented a landmark global climate accord on Saturday, a “historic” measure for transforming the world’s fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and turning the tide on global warming. At the tail end of the hottest year on record and after four years of fraught U.N. talks often pitting the interests of rich nations against ...

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Gas processing plant opens, provides more capacity to move natural gas

DCP Midstream this year has significantly increased capacity for natural gas processing northeast of Greeley. For many, it couldn’t have happened fast enough. Oil and gas exploration company executives have lamented high line pressures in the Wattenberg Field — which lies in the heart of Greeley and Weld County — for a couple years. Natural gas gathering lines are buried ...

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US rig count declines by 28 this week to 709

HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week declined by 28 to 709. Houston’s Baker Hughes said Friday that 524 rigs were seeking oil and 185 explored for natural gas. A year ago, with oil prices almost double the prices now, 1,893 rigs were ...

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Antifracking groups hold rally ahead of Colo. Supreme Court arguments

Holding signs with messages such as “Don’t frack with our air” and “Frack off,” 55 members of environmental groups that support Longmont’s and Fort Collins’ efforts to limit fracking within city limits rallied outside the Colorado Supreme Court on Wednesday ahead of oral arguments in the cities’ ongoing legal cases. Leaders from The Sierra Club; Food and Water Watch; Earthworks; ...

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