Wyoming Spring Coal Production Highlights an Unpredictable Basin

(Casper Star Tribune, August 14) – Coal production in Wyoming’s prolific Powder River Basin was full of surprises this spring as production slowed in some mines and shifted up in others, keeping overall losses lower than they could have been. April to June is the shoulder season for coal buyers and, predictably, production in the […]

Report: Carbon Technology Could Support 2,600 Jobs in Wyoming

(Casper Star Tribune, August 13) – Using coal to make graphene, carbon fiber and other products could support 2,600 Wyoming jobs annually, according to a new report from the American Jobs Project. The U.C. Berkeley-based group is a nonpartisan think tank studying job potential in energy transition. From feedstocks to carbon capture, fossil fuels can be […]

DETI, CASH, CATCHPOLE, GORANSON: Barrasso an Advocate for Uranium

(Casper Star Tribune, August 12) – Uranium plays a vital role for America on both the national security and energy fronts, as well as for the state of Wyoming, the country’s leading domestic producer. Uranium plays a vital role for America on both the national security and energy fronts, as well as for the state […]

Candidates Propose Different Paths Forward for Wyoming’s Coal

(Sheridan Press, August 12) – Discussions about economic diversification have featured in nearly every Wyoming race this election cycle, with candidates suggesting ways the state can decrease its reliance on revenues from the volatile energy sector. At the same time, however, candidates are proposing solutions to the challenges facing the state’s energy sector and that […]

Barrasso: America’s Self-Imposed Uranium Shortage

(Wall Street Journal, February 8) – Uranium plays a vital role in maintaining America’s national security. The element powers nearly a quarter of the U.S. Navy’s fleet and keeps the lights on in around 20% of American homes and businesses. So why is the U.S. relying on adversaries to supply it with uranium? The American West—including […]

Ramaco Rezone Unrelated to Mine

(Sheridan Media, January 24) – Ramaco Carbon’s request for a rezone of land in the Acme area is entirely separate from the company’s request to operate Brook Mine. As Sheridan Media reported earlier, Ramaco will go before the Sheridan County planning commission on Feb. 1 asking that about 114 acres of land around the Acme […]

Wyoming Uranium Producers Appeal to Trump to Decrease Foreign Imports

(Casper Star Tribune, January 21) – The two largest uranium producers in the country, both operating in Wyoming, are asking President Donald Trump for relief from one of their greatest challenges: foreign imports. Denver-based Energy Fuels and Ur-Energy petitioned the Department of Commerce to look into whether imports from dominant uranium producers, like Russia, pose […]

US Coal Train Loadings Climb 9.7% on Week with Gains Across Major Basins

(Platts, January 19) – Data filed by the four major US railroads — CSX, Union Pacific, BNSF and Norfolk Southern — for the week ending January 12 shows US coal loadings averaged 86.5 trains/d, up from 78.9 trains/d the previous week. Data filed by the four major US railroads — CSX, Union Pacific, BNSF and […]

Trump Administration Offers $50 Million to Build Two Clean Coal Plants

(Washington Examiner, August 24) – Less than 24 hours after the release of a major grid study that looks to help ailing coal plants, the Trump administration announced a $50 million pilot project to build two next-generation coal-fired power plants. The Department of Energy announced the funding opportunity on Thursday “to design, construct and operate two […]