oil wells http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Governor releases plan for plugging abandoned oil and gas wells http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/governor-releases-plan-plugging-abandoned-oil-and-gas-wells <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><p>According to new estimates from the Governor’s office, plugging abandoned oil and gas wells in Wyoming could cost anywhere from $8 to $32 million.</p><p>The smaller figure takes into account only wells that the state knows are abandoned. The larger one includes wells owned by bankrupt methane farming company Luca Technologies and the 2300 wells the state considers ‘at risk’ for abandonment.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:29:36 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 51111 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Governor releases plan for plugging abandoned oil and gas wells Groundwater testing near oil and gas wells: how much data is enough? http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/groundwater-testing-near-oil-and-gas-wells-how-much-data-enough <p>A proposal to test water quality at oil and gas wells before and after drilling is making its way through the rulemaking process. The governor’s office and industry hope it will answer some of the questions surrounding groundwater contamination near oil and gas development, but as Wyoming Public Radio’s Stephanie Joyce reports, the rule may not actually be able to answer the question of who’s responsible, if contamination occurs, and that has some people questioning whether it’s valuable at all.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 23:57:40 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 48615 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Groundwater testing near oil and gas wells: how much data is enough?