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Powder River Basin

The University of Wyoming receives over $3 million from the Department of Energy to further the production of rare-earth elements and other critical minerals. This funding is part of the nation’s continued efforts to transition to clean energy. Rare earth minerals are vital to manufacturing batteries, magnets, and other components in clean energy. The United…

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming coal mine says it will shut down, making it the second mine in the Powder River Basin to announce this year that it’s closing. St. Louis, Missouri-based Arch Resources Inc., owner of Coal Creek mine in Wyoming, made the announcement Tuesday as the company transitions away from thermal coal…

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A St. Louis-based energy company — and the largest thermal coal producer in the Powder River Basin — has announced an agreement with its creditors to refinance $459 million of debt, potentially staving off a second bankruptcy in five years. The agreement by Peabody Energy Corp. includes all of its revolving…

While the Powder River Basin deals with coal layoffs, the oil industry is going to the dogs.  Gillette is the new home for K9 Pipe Inspections – a company that specializes in training dogs to detect leaks in underground oil and gas pipelines. In a quote to the Wyoming Business Report, CEO Mitch Hager says…


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