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WOGCC Comment Period

WOGCC will give industry an opportunity to provide insight and understanding regarding any issues encountered as a result of Executive Order 14008 and Secretarial Order 3395.

The WOGCC will take 45 minutes at the start of the April 13, 2021 hearings to listen to industry comments. No Commission action will be taken regarding these comments at the April 2021 hearing.

Study of Methane Emissions in Abandoned Powder River Basin Wells

Researchers from Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute and University of Wyoming have completed a study of methane emissions from 10 abandoned coalbed methane wells in the Powder River Basin.

Recent studies have shown that methane leak rates from abandoned oil and gas wells may constitute a significant portion of a state's emissions inventory.

Carbon Storage March 2021 Newsletter

The Department of Energy (DOE), the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) release March’s 2021 Carbon Storage Newsletter (CSN) and summarizes public and private sector carbon storage news from around the world.

The Carbon Storage Newsletter provides information on recent activities and publications related to carbon storage. It covers domestic, international, public sector and private sector news in areas such as: DOE/NETL Highlights, announcements, project and business developments, legislation and policy, emissions trading, science and publications.

Aryana Named UW’s Occidental Chair

Saman Aryana is the first Occidental Chair in Energy and Environmental Technologies in the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER)

A UW chemical engineering associate professor, Aryana’s research has primarily focused on the fundamental physics of flow instabilities and the dynamics of subsurface displacement processes.

Class VI Permits in Wyoming

In case you missed it, the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute’s webinar "Navigating Class VI Permits: What to Expect in Wyoming" is available for viewing.

The webinar with speakers and slide presentation can be found here.

Wyoming Files Lawsuit Challenging Federal Leasing Ban

Governor Gordon emphasizes the Biden administration’s de-facto ban on oil and gas leasing will not meet the Administration’s climate goals but will shift production to other countries with less stringent standards.

The state of Wyoming filed a lawsuit challenging the de-facto moratorium on oil and gas leasing on federal land issued by President Biden and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. The suit asserts that Haaland’s implementation of the leasing moratorium contained in Executive Order 14008 is invalid under federal law.

Governor Gordon Joins Bipartisian Group of Governors

The bipartisian group of Governors urge strong support for the legislation which aims to develop an interconnected CO2 transport and storage infrastructure to help the U.S reach net-zero emissions and meet mid-century climate goals.

Governor Gordon’s support of Storing CO2 and Lowering Emissions (SCALE Act), co-sponsored by Rep. Liz Cheney, will support the buildout of the infrastructure necessary to transport CO2 from where it is captured to where it can be utilized in manufacturing or safely and securely sequestered underground.

EORI hosts a Webinar Navigating Class VI Permits

The webinar will provide a question and answer opportunity to discuss Class VI permitting in Wyoming led by UW’s School of Energy Resources’ experts.

The featured speakers include SER Director Holly Krutka, Director of Research Scott Quillian, Senior Research Scientist J. Fred McLaughlin and SER’s Center for Energy and Regulation Policy Analysis’ Director Kipp Coddington.