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Wyoming Energy News

February 15, 2019

February 15

The School of Energy Resources features information about the energy industry on a weekly basis. Here is a recap of this week’s stories.

Baker Hughes Rig Counts

Baker Hughes reports the following rig counts actively exploring for oil or natural gas. 
  • U.S. rig count is up 2 rigs from last week to 1,051 rigs, with oil rigs up 3 to 857 and gas rigs down 1 to 194
  • The U.S. rig count is up 76 rigs from last year’s count of 975, with oil rigs up 59 and gas rigs up 17
  • The Wyoming rig counts has gone up to 37
  • Colorado’s rig count remains steady at 35
  • New Mexico is down to 109 rigs
  • North Dakota is down one rig to 57
  • Texas has gone down to 509 rigs

Opening Prices from Bloomberg Energy on February 15

  • West Texas Intermediate (WTI) opened at $54.48
  • Brent Crude opened at $61.06, slightly down from $64.86
  • Natural gas opened at $2.57

Casper Star Tribune

  • The New Green deal has been a hot topic in this week’s energy news. Learn more about how it could impact energy in Wyoming.

U.S. Energy Information Administration

  • The EIA has recently updated its methodology and production volume estimates for shale gas and tight oil plays in the U.S. to include seven additional plays. This update capture increasing production from new energy plays across the country. Read more here.
  • The electricity intensity of homes and commercial buildings in the U.S. is projected to decrease in the coming decades according to this year’s Annual Energy Outlook. Read more here.
  • Learn more about power blocks and combined-cycle electric generating systems and how they contribute to energy capture and distribution. Read here.

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