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2019 Releases

Wyoming Energy News August 19

August 19, 2019 — Cloud Peak Energy is sold, new wind farms are being constructed in Wyoming and energy prices rise from last week.

Wyoming Energy News August 9

August 9, 2019 — Blackjewel LLC sells its Wyoming mines back to Contura Energy. Wyoming has permitted two new wind farms in the state.

Students outside of Heinz Field AAPL Annual Meeting

July 10, 2019 — Colton Edwards recently had the opportunity to attend the American Association of Professional Landmen Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Read about his experience learning about current events in the industry, meeting landmen from across the country, and experiencing Pittsburgh.

Alumni Profile

May 31, 2019 — Desa Inskeep shares her experiences at UW and how her internship led to a job offer with NextEra Energy.

Energy Transportation Systems

May 10, 2019 — Slurry pipelines were proposed in the early 1970s as an alternative to railroad transportation for coal. Discover Wyoming's rich energy history thanks to our friend with the Wyoming State Historical Society.

Wyoming Energy News May 10

May 10, 2019 — In this week's energy news, Anadarko announced it canceled its deal with Chevron and is planning to enter a merger agreement with Occidential Petroleum.

Pipelines in Wyoming

May 3, 2019 — Learn more about the history of pipelines in Wyoming and how they shaped the energy industry.

Wyoming Energy News May 3

May 3, 2019 — Wyoming's revenue collection from natural gas are exceeding start-of-the-year projects showing an upswing in the state's energy economy.

The Teapot Dome Scandal

April 26, 2019 — Learn more about the Teapot Dome Scandal in Wyoming and its impact on energy in Wyoming.

Wyoming Energy News

April 26, 2019 — Check out some of the top stories about energy this week!

The Powder River Basin

April 19, 2019 — Learn about the history of coal production in the Powder River Basin.

Wyoming Energy News

April 19, 2019 — The Center of Economic Geology Research began drilling their carbon storage test well this week to determine the suitability of commercial carbon dioxide storage.

The History of Wind in Wyoming

April 12, 2019 — Wind has played an essential role in the Wyoming economy, through agriculture, ranching, and energy production.

Uranium in Wyoming

April 5, 2019 — Wyoming has the largest deposits of uranium in the United States. Learn more about how this energy resource boomed during the Cold War and how it impacted Wyoming energy economy.

Wyoming Energy News

April 5, 2019 — In this week's Wyoming Energy News, WTI opened at $62.60 and changes are coming to the Colorado oil and gas industry. A New York Times reporter shares his journey to the top of a Texas wind turbine.


April 3, 2019 — Cowboy2Cowboy is a UW Alumni Association program for students and alums who are wanting to grow their professional network through informational interviews.

The Jonah Field

March 29, 2019 — Learn more about the Jonah Field and its impact of natural gas development in Wyoming!

Wyoming Energy News

March 29, 2019 — Catch up on this weeks energy news!

Interviewing While Dining

March 27, 2019 — Many of you will have interviews that are all day events, including meals. This is an opportunity for your employer to observe your interpersonal skills, learn more about you, and determine if you are a good fit for their organization. While you may be in a more informal setting than a traditional interview, remember you are still being interviewed. With that in mind, here are a few pointers for how to conduct yourself while interviewing over a meal...

Wyoming Energy News

March 22, 2019 — In this week's energy news, a Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease sale in Wyoming netted $11.8 million. Rig counts in Wyoming remain steady at 36.

The Interview

March 20, 2019 — Wow, all of your hard work has paid off! You did it, you landed that interview! Congratulations are definitely in order but your joyful feelings may soon be clouded by a touch of anxiety and questions about what will happen next. There are a few things you should consider before...

Wyoming Energy News

March 15, 2019 — In this week's energy news, a UW study offers insights on wind development costs and taxes. The executive director of the Wyoming Pipeline Authority is retiring.

The Pinedale Anticline Development

March 8, 2019 — Learn about Wyoming's Pinedale Anticline Development and how it changed the energy industry in the state!

Wyoming Energy News

March 8, 2019 — A lot has happened this week in energy! Catch up on the news!

Finding Jobs & Internships

March 6, 2019 — Starting your job search can feel like a daunting task. There are seemingly endless job sites, search engines, and blogs out there and they're all designed to help you find your dream job after college. So how do you choose?

Mineral Leasing Act of 1920

March 1, 2019 — Learn more about how the 1920 Mineral Leasing Act promoted growth in Wyoming.

Wyoming Energy News March 1

March 1, 2019 — Catch up on this weeks energy news!

Get Involved!

February 27, 2019 — While your main objective as a college student is furthering your education and getting that degree- consider the benefits of getting involved in your campus community...

Wyoming Energy News

February 22, 2019 — Catch up on this weeks energy news!

How to Work a Job Fair

February 20, 2019 — Attending a job fair is an opportunity to shop your job options after college. These events showcase national and regional employers from various industries who are looking to engage...

The Seminoe Dam

February 15, 2019 — The Seminoe Dam was built in the early 1930' to expand Wyoming's energy infrastructure and irrigation.

Wyoming Energy News

February 15, 2019 — Catch up on this weeks energy news!

Can taking a personality test help me find a job?

February 13, 2019 — The short answer- Yes! A personality test can help you learn more about who you are and what you want to be when you grow up. The extended version, there are multiple factors ...

The Big Muddy Oil Field

February 8, 2019 — The Big Muddy Oil Field was one of Wyoming's first large oil fields to be discovered.

Wyoming Energy News

February 8, 2019 — Here is the latest in energy news this week!

Environmental scientist in the field Clean Energy Careers

February 7, 2019 — Environmental scientists play a key role in the development of a wind farm.

The Job Hunt: How long does it take?

February 6, 2019 — So, how long does it take to get a job? Finding a job can be a lengthy process. Depending on the employer, pay grade, and type of work you will do, prepare yourself for at least a month long wait before knowing if you’ve landed your dream job.

Flaming Gorge dam and reservoir artist's conception Flaming Gorge Dam and Reservoir

February 1, 2019 — The Flaming Gorge Dam and Reservoir is this weeks Wyoming History highlight.

Wyoming Energy News

February 1, 2019 — A lot has happened in the energy industry this week. Catch up on our news highlights!

Explore clean energy jobs as a land acquisition specialist. Clean Energy Careers

January 31, 2019 — We begin exploring the land acquisition specialist career in our series focusing on opportunities in clean and renewable energy.

Burlington rail yard in Sheridan, Wyo. The Burlington Railroad

January 25, 2019 — The Burlington Railroad played a key role in developing the economy of the northern half of Wyoming, as well as promote the growth and development of the state.

Wyoming Energy News

January 25, 2019 — This weeks rig counts from Baker Hughes, opening prices from Bloomberg and energy in the news.

Carbon Engineering Lab at UW

January 24, 2019 — Wyoming Rural Electric News recently featured the School of Energy Resources Carbon Engineering Lab.

Boysen Dam Wyoming Energy History

January 18, 2019 — This week's highlight in Wyoming's energy history focuses on Boysen Dam. Constructed in the 1940's in Fremont County, it developed irrigation and hydropower.

Wyoming Energy News

January 18, 2019 — In this week's Wyoming Energy News, Governor Gordon asked the legislature's Joint Appropriate Committee to fund a $10 million carbon capture test project and the money would be provided to the School of Energy Resources.

Student working with an advisor Nielson Energy Scholarships

January 17, 2019 — It's scholarship time! Nielson Energy Scholarships are being provisionally awarded to our incoming Fall 2019 class.

Drilling for oil near Lusk Wyoming Five Wyoming Oil Fields and the Transformation of an Economy

January 13, 2019 — This week's highlight in Wyoming's energy history focuses on five oil fields and how they transformed our state's economy. Lance Creek, Elk Basin, Oregon Basin, Grass Creek and Big Muddy fields were early large producers, sparking infrastructure development and refineries.

Wyoming Energy News

January 11, 2019 — Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon highlights the efforts of the School of Energy Resources in supporting Wyoming's energy industries. Baker Hughes reports the U.S. rig count is unchanged from last week at 1,075 and Wyoming's rig count remains steady at 33.

Students studying at the University of Wyoming Discover Your Future As A Landman

January 10, 2019 — Landmen are an import part of the exploration and production teams for oil and gas companies. We'll look at the type of work performed by landmen and starting salaries.

Alcova Dam and Reservoir Alcova Dam and Reservoir

January 6, 2019 — Alcova Dam and Reservoir was built in 1935 and a power plant was added in 1955.

Wyoming Energy News

January 4, 2019 — Opening prices from Bloomberg Energy show crude oil and natural gas prices lower. Black Hills Energy announced plans to build a wind farm west of Cheyenne, Wyo.

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