Oil & Gas

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Gas storage field is safe, firm says

By Dennis Webb

The utility company pursuing a compressor-station upgrade near Carbondale says the underground gas storage field it would serve is in good condition. Black Hills Energy officials responded Wednesday to concerns from the Carbondale-based ...


Firm proposes to drill 35 wells over three years 12 miles north of Paonia

By Dennis Webb

Gunnison Energy is proposing drilling up to 35 Mancos shale wells over the next three years about 12 miles north of Paonia, and adjacent to where SG Interests wants to drill 146 wells. The Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service are ...


Firm lets 
Rio Blanco 
keep cash 
improperly 
assessed

By Dennis Webb

Conservation districts in Rio Blanco County are welcoming financial gestures including a $135,000 concession from the energy company Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and a $125,000 contribution from the county as they continue to work through ...


Oil and gas chief
 hopes for review by new president

By Dennis Webb

The head of the American Petroleum Institute on Wednesday said he’s hoping that during President-elect Trump’s first 100 days in office his administration will rethink unneeded regulations of the oil and gas industry and make ...


Coal mine rule draws GOP’s ire

By Dennis Webb

The Obama administration Monday unveiled a new rule designed to protect streams and groundwater from coal mining, but the threat of a Republican-led challenge of the measure looms large after President-elect Donald Trump takes office. The ...


Renewable energy power-line projects win final approval from BLM

By Dennis Webb

The Interior Department has given final approval to two renewable-energy transmission line projects that will cut through northwest Colorado. The agency on Tuesday approved the 728-mile TransWest Express project and 416-mile Energy Gateway ...


Mancos may have higher gas estimate

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — The U.S. Geological Survey could revisit its local Mancos shale gas estimate based on industry drilling results in coming years, according to a geologist for the agency who says such estimates tend to be conservative. A ...


Pipeline leak fouls water in GarCo

By Dennis Webb

A leaking Garfield County pipeline owned by a subsidiary of Encana was discovered in June to be contaminating groundwater and surface water with oil, and state regulators are being asked to find the company in violation of oil and gas ...


County rips Jewell for Denver lease event

By Gary Harmon

The Mesa County Commission blistered Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Gov. John Hickenlooper and two Bureau of Land Management officials for their handling of a “media event” last week announcing the cancellation of mineral leases ...


Park Service seeks details on impacts of BLM leasing

By Dennis Webb

The National Park Service has weighed in on a proposal to offer more than 100,000 northwest Colorado acres in an oil and gas lease sale next May, seeking answers about potential impacts to Rocky Mountain National Park and Dinosaur National ...


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