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Company announces new Powder River gas pipeline

CASPER, Wyo. — A company says work on a new 108-mile natural gas pipeline in the Powder River Basin will begin in January. Meritage Midstream Services announced Thursday that the new line will connect the 50 Buttes natural gas processing complex outside Gillette with the Phillips 66 Powder River line near Douglas. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the project comes ...

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Colorado county commissioners trying to “keep it local”

Commissioners from 21 of Colorado’s 64 counties submitted a vote earlier this month approving a resolution saying local governments have sufficient authority to regulate–and collaborate with–the state’s oil and gas industry. Counties involved in the resolution include Weld, Douglas, Arapahoe, and El Paso. The amount of local control city and county officials have been given over oil and gas operations ...

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More troopers head to booming Wyoming oil highway

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Highway Patrol is sending more troopers to patrol a highway through the booming oil patch in the Powder River Basin. Traffic on Wyoming Highway 59 between Gillette and Douglas has surged more than 40 percent over the past year. Oil production in the area has doubled over the past five years. The Highway Patrol began ...

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Wyoming to propose new setback regulations

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Residents of Wyoming, the least populated state in the nation, are continuing to find oil and gas operations moving too close to their homes. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the oil and gas commission discovered only 0.5 percent of drilling permits within a four month period were within 500 to 700 feet of a ...

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