Coal production decline in Powder River Basin may be speeding up

first_imgCoal production decline in Powder River Basin may be speeding up FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Casper Star Tribune:Warning bells are ringing across Wyoming’s Powder River Basin that the largest producing coal region of the country is in big trouble.One of the largest players, Cloud Peak Energy, is likely facing bankruptcy. A newcomer to coal country, Blackjewel LLC has struggled to pay its taxes despite increasing production, and the total volume of Wyoming’s black rock that miners are estimated to produce – a number that translates to jobs, state and county revenue — keeps going down.After the coal bust of 2015, when 1,000 Wyoming miners lost work and three coal companies went through bankruptcy, a period of stability settled over the coal sector in Wyoming. The idea that coal would slowly decline, partly buoyed up by the results of carbon research, and just maybe an export avenue to buyers in the Pacific Rim, took hold. Wyoming made its peace with the idea that coal’s best years were likely behind her, but that a more modest future for Wyoming coal, with manageable losses over time, was also likely.That may not be the case.Within 10 years, demand for Powder River Basin coal could fall to 176 million tons, said John Hanou, president of Hanou Energy Consulting and a long-time expert on the Powder River Basin. That figure includes Montana’s production and presumes that coal plants in the U.S. are taken offline as soon as they hit 60 years of age. If Wyoming is lucky and gas prices are high, that count could hold closer to 224 million. Or it could be even worse.Economics could push out existing demand even faster, while wind development going up in the Midwest could eat into Wyoming’s coal market in that region. Natural gas prices, high or low, could alter the rate of change in Wyoming’s coal sector.More: Wyoming coal is likely declining faster than expectedlast_img read more

Dearborn County 7th Grade Football

first_imgThis Saturday, August 29th, Sunman-Dearborn Middle School is hosting a 7th Grade football double header with South Dearborn MS and Greendale MS.The Trojans have a 52 man roster this year and have created a Red/Black team format. As a result we will play South Dearborn and Greendale twice during the season, with the first match ups this weekend.Saturday, August 29th.10:00 AM – Trojan Black vs Greendale11:30 AM – Trojan Red vs South DearbornCourtesy of ECHS & SDMS Football Program Assistant Stewart Durham.last_img read more

Lynam sprinters Flying first class

first_img Press Association The eight-year-old holds an entry in the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock on Saturday week but is unlikely to make the journey as the going is expected to be soft. “He’s a wonderful horse. He ran a great race at York. Frankie (Dettori) was delighted with him,” Lynam told At The Races. “He needed to handle soft ground to win it and the winner was the best sprinter on the day, but he ran a very good race. “I get the impression talking to Kirkland Tellwright, the clerk of the course in Haydock, that the going is very soft and the weather forecast is pretty bad, so I think he might run in the Flying Five. “That’s where he’ll probably go and I might run three in it. “I messed up with Anthem Alexander. She had a few hard races and I should have given her a break earlier. “She’s had a break now. She’s put on a bit of weight and is really happy in herself again, so I’d dismiss her last run. “She’ll run and Moviesta will run. Sole Power is set to spearhead Eddie Lynam’s three-pronged attack on the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes at the Curragh on September 13. Moviesta and Anthem Alexander would give the County Meath handler a formidable hand in the Group Two during Irish Champions Weekend, but all eyes will be on Sole Power, whose appearances in his native land have been in short supply because of limited opportunities. The five-times Group One winner ran his usual creditable race when fourth to Mecca’s Angel in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York last week on ground that would not have suited him. “It took us a while to get the hang of him, then we thought we’d cracked it with him and he ran very well in the Sapphire, the Group Two up at the Curragh (third to Stepper Point). “Unfortunately, we had a mishap in Goodwood, but he was very good the other day. “Chris Hayes was very good and we’re looking forward to running him again.” last_img read more

2014 Wellington Fall Fest winners announced after spirited week

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