energy production http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Oil And Gas Producer Fined For Late Production Reports http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/oil-and-gas-producer-fined-late-production-reports <p>The federal Office of Natural Resources Revenue, or ONRR, has fined a Wyoming oil and gas producer $204,362 for not submitting timely production reports for its federal leases. Matrix Production Company was issued two notices of noncompliance before ONRR levied the penalties. ONRR spokesman, Patrick Etchart, says the production reports are used to keep companies in check.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:17:36 +0000 Irina Zhorov 56227 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Oil And Gas Producer Fined For Late Production Reports Growth In Energy Production Prompts Concerns Over Air Monitoring Network http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/growth-energy-production-prompts-concerns-over-air-monitoring-network <p>We’ve reported often on the effects that energy production can have on air quality. The most obvious example is Pinedale, where federal ambient air quality standards were violated, largely because of emissions from natural gas production. Regulators say the air elsewhere in the state is fine. But some worry that Wyoming doesn’t have a sufficient monitoring network to know for sure. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports.</p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:21:28 +0000 Willow Belden 52774 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Growth In Energy Production Prompts Concerns Over Air Monitoring Network Economist Discusses Whether Regulations Scare Off Industry http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/economist-discusses-whether-regulations-scare-industry <p>For many years, Wyoming lawmakers have been reluctant to impose new regulations on industry.&nbsp; At the national level, the congressional delegation has been highly critical anytime the Environmental Protection Agency proposes new regulations on energy production, saying that it costs jobs.&nbsp;</p><p>State leaders have echoed those statements, and over the years many legislators have even expressed concern about adding staff to the Department of Environmental Quality, fearing that it could lead to over regulation.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:58:35 +0000 Willow Belden 52770 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Economist Discusses Whether Regulations Scare Off Industry Air quality research to begin in Sublette and Converse Counties http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/air-quality-research-begin-sublette-and-converse-counties <p>Researchers at the University of Wyoming are planning to map out the emissions coming from natural gas fields in Sublette County.</p><p>The area violates federal air quality standards because emissions from the energy industry have caused high levels of ozone, which is a type of smog, to form.</p><p>Rob Field is leading the project. He says they’ll use high-tech mobile monitors to measure air quality.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:57:26 +0000 Willow Belden 35847 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Air quality research to begin in Sublette and Converse Counties Environmental group calls for groundwater protection measures http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/environmental-group-calls-groundwater-protection-measures <p>The Powder River Basin Resource Council has drawn up a list of recommendations to protect groundwater resources during energy production.</p><p>The group’s Jill Morrison says they want the state to document how much water is available in aquifers, and to limit how much water can be used for oil and gas production in certain areas where water resources are scarce.</p><p>“Because we know, for example, in the Powder River Basin, we’ve really drawn down our main aquifer that supplies domestic use … through the coalbed methane development,” Morrison said.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:57:00 +0000 Willow Belden 35326 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Environmental group calls for groundwater protection measures