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Wyoming Energy News December 10

December 10, 2018

Energy Markets December 10, 2018 


The School of Energy Resources frequently features information about the energy industry. Here is a summary of some of the highlights of recent stories:

Baker Hughes released its weekly rig counts:

  • The Wyoming Rig Count is holding steady at 30 rigs.
  • The US Rig Count is down 1 rig from last week to 1,075, with oil rigs down 10 to 877 and gas rigs up 9 to 198.
  • The US Rig Count is up 144 rigs from last year’s count of 931, with oilrigs up 126 and gas rigs up 18.

Opening Prices from Bloomberg:

  • West Texas Intermediate (WTI) has gone from $52.50 last week down to $51.85.
  • Brent Crude has gone from $61.07 last week to $61.02.
  • Natural Gas has changed from $4.60 to $4.32 this week.


The Casper Star Tribune:

  • Prices have shot upwards for natural gas this winter after the market realized there likely wasn't enough in storage to keep the country warm. Likely just a seasonal blip, the higher prices have encouraged some in the state as oil prices have been sliding since October, with West Texas Intermediate now hanging on just over $50 a barrel. 
  • Drilling in Converse County is driving hiring in towns like Douglas, according to reporting from the Douglas Budget.
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