Western Slope gas drilling rebounding

Rig activity, prices both on the rise

The Colorado River meanders by a Williams drilling rig near the Rulison exit of Interstate 70. Drilling activity is on the upswing again this year after a slump in 2008 amid a nationwide economic downturn. The state is on a pace for 5,600 approved permits by the end of the year, up from 5,129 last year.



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The Colorado River meanders by a Williams drilling rig near the Rulison exit of Interstate 70. Drilling activity is on the upswing again this year after a slump in 2008 amid a nationwide economic downturn. The state is on a pace for 5,600 approved permits by the end of the year, up from 5,129 last year.

Like a garden in springtime after a hard winter, northwest Colorado’s energy industry is showing increasing signs of revival and recovery. Following a severe pruning beginning in late…




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