Oil & Gas

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Jordan Cove decision in limbo, energy adviser says

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — A research fellow at Stanford University and self-described conservative Republican said Thursday he’s perplexed by the delay by President Trump in nominating people to fill vacancies on the Federal Energy Regulatory ...


Attorney: Overturn justices’ gas ruling

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — A March Colorado Court of Appeals ruling will have a tremendous impact on oil and gas development if not overturned by the state’s high court, an attorney said Wednesday. “It’s also part of a growing trend ...


Oil and gas school-setback bill dies in Senate

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — It’s a modest proposal, proponents said of a bill Wednesday to change the setback rules for oil and gas wells from 1,000 feet of a school building to the same distance from school grounds. It’s an unnecessary ...


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West Slope lawmakers bemoan raid on severance tax

By Charles Ashby

Few lawmakers are happy with what’s in the Legislature’s proposed $26.8 billion budget for the next year, particularly those on the Western Slope. While some say the budget is balanced as well as it can be, others criticize it for ...


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Resuming federal coal leasing helps restore balance, Zinke says

By Gary Harmon

Lifting the moratorium on federal coal leasing is “certainly a signal that the war on coal is over,” but not a promise that the coal industry will roar back, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said. Zinke on Wednesday signed ...


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House OKs initial school drilling rule

By Charles Ashby

It seems perfectly reasonable to Lafayette Democratic Rep. Mike Foote that, when it comes to public schools, the state’s setback rules for oil and gas drilling wells begin not at the buildings on campus, but the campus itself. But to ...


Drilling setback rule may change

By Dennis Webb

A newly introduced bill in the state Legislature would change Colorado’s 1,000-foot minimum setback requirement between schools and oil and gas facilities so that it applies to a school’s property boundary rather than the building ...


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By Dennis Webb

Cleanup is continuing and Chevron and authorities are looking into the cause of a pipeline leak outside the Rangely area in which more than 4,800 gallons of oil spilled into a dry drainage. The leak was discovered March 5 by Chevron personnel ...


Spills of oil, gas fall for second year amid slowdown in drilling

By Dennis Webb

Spills related to oil and gas development have fallen for a second straight year in Colorado, reflecting the diminished amount of drilling that has occurred, according to a report by the group Center for Western Priorities. The conservation ...


State regulators mull stricter rules for gas-gathering lines in rural areas


By Dennis Webb

Colorado regulatory officials are considering proposing applying pipeline construction rules to rural natural gas gathering lines, closing a gap in how such lines are currently regulated. Joe Molloy, section chief for the Colorado Public ...


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