Wyoming Coal

Commercial mining of Wyoming coal began in the mid-1860s with the arrival of the Union Pacific Railroad. Between 1865 and 2019, more than 12.2 billion short tons of coal were mined in Wyoming. In 2019, 277 million short tons (MT) of coal were produced in Wyoming, down 9 percent from the 304 MT produced during 2018.

Coal Maps & Data Wyoming State Geological Survey

Coal Map of Wyoming Download the 2011 WSGS Coal Map of Wyoming. Wyoming Active Coal Mining Map View Wyoming coal mines, power plants, and coal resources in Google Earth. View or Purchase The Coal Map of Wyoming and other WSGS coal publications can be viewed or purchased online. Data. GIS Data Downloadable GIS coal and coalbed methane datasets available from the

What's in store for Wyoming coal under Biden's executive

About 40% fewer miners are employed in Wyoming than 10 years ago. During the final quarter of last year, 13 of the 16 mines in the Powder River Basin, or PRB, saw year-over-year production

Wyoming mining industry hopes plants reopen, jobs brought

Jan 29, 2021 According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Wyoming produced roughly 19.2 million tons of coal in November. That is down by 3.3 million tons from 2019, the Casper Star Tribune reported. For 2020, the state’s coal production fell by approximately 20%.

Coal mining in Wyoming Wikipedia

Coal mining in Wyoming has long been a significant part of the state's economy. Wyoming has been the largest producer of coal in the United States since 1986, and in 2018, coal mines employed approximately 1% of the state’s population. In 2013, there were 17 active coal mines in Wyoming, which produced 388 million short tons, 39 percent of all the coal mined in the US, and more than three

Wyoming mining industry hopes plants reopen, jobs brought

Jan 29, 2021 According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Wyoming produced roughly 19.2 million tons of coal in November. That is down by 3.3 million tons from 2019, the Casper Star Tribune reported. For 2020, the state’s coal production fell by approximately 20%.

Wyoming Coal Country Pivots, Reluctantly, to Wind Farms

Mar 03, 2021 In Campbell County, in the northeastern part of the state and the most active coal mining area in Wyoming, hundreds of workers lost mining jobs last

Opinion: This town powered America for decades. What do we

Jan 23, 2021 The Wyodak power plant, located near Gillette, Wyoming, is powered by the Wyodak mine, which is the oldest continually operated coal mine in the United States, according to the Wyodak company website.

Lawmakers Focus Effort to Keep Coal Plants Burning County 17

Mar 12, 2021 Coal giant Arch Resources plans to exit Wyoming’s Powder River Basin where its Black Thunder mine is the second largest coal mine in the nation, by volume. Peabody Energy, the largest coal producer in Wyoming and in the U.S., also plans to shift focus from the Powder River Basin’s thermal coal to its metallurgic coal operations outside the

Group challenges permit for Eagle Butte mine Wyoming

Mar 11, 2021 Coal mined at the Eagle Butte mine was delivered to four power plants in the third quarter of 2020, including the Jeffrey Energy Center, Fayette Power Project, Pawnee Generating Station and Plant

Dana, Wyoming, A Black Town in the Coal Mining West

Mar 13, 2021 In the following article Wyoming historian Brigida R. Blasi explores the history of now nearly forgotten Dana, a small predominately black coal mining town about 150 miles west of Cheyenne. Here is her account. The town of Dana has largely been forgotten in the history Read MoreDana, Wyoming, A Black Town in the Coal Mining West

Wyoming says carbon capture can save its coal plants. The

FILE- In this Nov. 29, 2006, file photo, steam rises from the huge boiler units at the coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant east of Rock Springs, Wyo. Wyoming's governor is promoting a Trump

State Weighs Contentious Ramaco Coal Mine Permit, Again

May 16, 2020 Rather than mine at a rate of up to 2.5 million tons per year for commercial sale, it now plans to mine up to 250,000 tons, primarily to serve Ramaco Carbon’s coal-to-products plant. By comparison, Wyoming mines in nearby Campbell County have an annual production rate of between 10 million tons and 100 million tons.

Wyoming coal region faces discouraging future UPI

Sep 16, 2019 Geological forces pushed large, wide veins of coal close to the earth's surface, making them easy to extract with large-scale strip mining. Wyoming coal

2019 Wyoming Coal Overview Wyoming Legislature

Wyoming Coal Production •Wyoming mines produced 304.2 million tons of coal in 2018, most of that from the Powder River Basin (PRB). •Up to 60 single destination trains of up to 150 cars leave the PRB for energy markets across America each day. •In 2018, Wyoming coal mines employed 5,534 workers with a payroll of about $625 million.

Wyoming's Dark Money Campaign To Keep Coal Plants Open : NPR

Oct 28, 2020 Consumption at the fourth plant dropped by half in the same time. All of the plants exclusively use coal from Wyoming's Powder River Basin. Even so, Wyoming

Wyoming lawmakers spike moratorium on coal plant closures

Feb 04, 2021 The Wyoming House of Representatives on Monday killed an amendment requiring the Wyoming Public Service Commission to impose a 15-year moratorium on retiring coal-fired power plants in the state. Several representatives who voted against the measure, however, expressed tentative support for the idea of a moratorium in a standalone bill yet to

Wyoming's largest utility to retire majority of coal-fired

PacifiCorp's Naughton Power Plant is served by Westmoreland Coal Company's Kemmerer mine. The state's largest utility announced it will likely accelerate the retirements of the majority of Wyoming

Wyoming Coal Country Pivots, Reluctantly, to Wind Farms

Mar 03, 2021 In Campbell County, in the northeastern part of the state and the most active coal mining area in Wyoming, hundreds of workers lost mining jobs last

Wyoming coal mine in Powder River Basin will stop operations

The Coal Creek mine produced about 2 million tons of its lower heat value coal last year, 73% less than in 2018. The mines in the Powder River Basin produce about 40% of the nation’s coal, but production has declined in part because of a push for natural gas and renewable energy.

Wyoming's Dark Money Campaign To Keep Coal Plants Open : NPR

Oct 28, 2020 Consumption at the fourth plant dropped by half in the same time. All of the plants exclusively use coal from Wyoming's Powder River Basin. Even so, Wyoming

Wyoming lawmakers spike moratorium on coal plant closures

Feb 04, 2021 The Wyoming House of Representatives on Monday killed an amendment requiring the Wyoming Public Service Commission to impose a 15-year moratorium on retiring coal-fired power plants in the state. Several representatives who voted against the measure, however, expressed tentative support for the idea of a moratorium in a standalone bill yet to

Group challenges permit for Eagle Butte mine Wyoming

Mar 11, 2021 Coal mined at the Eagle Butte mine was delivered to four power plants in the third quarter of 2020, including the Jeffrey Energy Center, Fayette Power Project, Pawnee Generating Station and Plant

Wyoming State Energy Profile Analysis U.S. Energy

Wyoming holds more than one-third of U.S. recoverable coal reserves at producing mines. 21 The state has led the nation in coal production since 1986, and accounts for two-fifths of all coal mined in the United States. 22,23 However, Wyoming's coal production has declined as U.S. coal-fired power plants have shut down and natural gas-fired and renewable-sourced electricity generation have

New coal mine developing: Wyoming County site estimated to

A pile of coal is pictured in this file photo. The Wyoming County coal mine is expected to see 100 to 150 new jobs opening at the estimated completion date in 2021.

State Weighs Contentious Ramaco Coal Mine Permit, Again

May 16, 2020 Rather than mine at a rate of up to 2.5 million tons per year for commercial sale, it now plans to mine up to 250,000 tons, primarily to serve Ramaco Carbon’s coal-to-products plant. By comparison, Wyoming mines in nearby Campbell County have an annual production rate of between 10 million tons and 100 million tons.

Dana, Wyoming, A Black Town in the Coal Mining West

Mar 13, 2021 In the following article Wyoming historian Brigida R. Blasi explores the history of now nearly forgotten Dana, a small predominately black coal mining town about 150 miles west of Cheyenne. Here is her account. The town of Dana has largely been forgotten in the history Read MoreDana, Wyoming, A Black Town in the Coal Mining West

Coal power plants in the U.S. are closing. Here are the

More than half the coal plants without retirement dates are in Montana, Utah and Wyoming — states led by fossil fuel-friendly politicians with little or no regulation requiring cleaner energy.

Bonding Land Quality DEQ Wyoming Department of

Every mining operation in Wyoming must be covered by a Reclamation Bond in the event the operator is unable to fulfill the reclamation requirements. The following types of bonds are presently accepted by the LQD: Corporate Surety Bonds that have been executed by an insurance company holding a Wyoming surety license and are executed on LQD forms.

Coal Mines in Rock Springs, WY Livability

May 19, 2011 Together with other electric generating resources, the Jim Bridger Power Plant and Jim Bridger Coal Mine help provide power to more than a million customers in Wyoming and other western states. The power plant and mine are both jointly owned by PacifiCorp (which serves Wyoming customers as Rocky Mountain Power) and Idaho Power Corp.

PacifiCorp: early closure of Wyo coal plants saves $599

Sep 10, 2019 The plant and associated coal mines employee some 800 people in southwest Wyoming and can produce enough electricity to power 1.76 million homes, according to WyoFile calculations. Of PacifiCorp’s 1.9 million customers, though, only 140,000 live in Wyoming.

Another blow to coal: Arch to close Coal Creek mine in

Mar 13, 2021 Meantime, the St. Louis-based mining giant is also stepping up efforts to reduce operations at its nearby Black Thunder mine, also in the heart of Wyoming’s coal