Oil & Gas

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Group: Pipelines, communication can reduce drilling traffic

By Dennis Webb

Pipelines to reduce oil and gas truck traffic, and improving communications to deal with traffic that can’t be avoided, are among the means identified by a working group for addressing this issue related to energy development in ...


Bill would allow FML districts to invest capital

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Counties that have created their own special districts to dole out federal mineral lease money would be able to invest some of it as a way of maximizing their resources under a bill that won unanimous approval in a House ...


Energy Futures: Price changes driving local optimism of the Piceance Basin

By Gary Harmon

RELATED STORY: ‘Midstream’ companies wait out storm, seeing a recovery History shows a Jordan Cove approval needs pipeline buy-in first After years of sliding downhill, energy producers appear to have caught a toehold and have ...


Ursa seeks more wells near town

By Dennis Webb

Ursa Resources has begun the process for seeking approvals to drill 74 oil and gas wells from three pads in a second phase of drilling in the community of Battlement Mesa, while also hitting new resistance to its hopes of operating a ...

Firm hopes water flow is near end

By Dennis Webb

A company installing pipelines associated with Ursa Resources’ oil and gas development project in Battlement Mesa hopes by the end of this week to plug an unusual groundwater flow encountered during boring. Summit Midstream ran into the ...

Another quake strikes near New Castle

By Dennis Webb

The third and largest earthquake in the Silt-New Castle area in about three months struck Monday afternoon, prompting Colorado’s oil and gas agency to again look at any possible relation to local wastewater injection wells. The ...

Concerns renewed about Ursa well

By Dennis Webb

A state health agency is reiterating previously stated opposition to a proposal to locate an oil and gas wastewater injection well near Battlement Mesa’s community water intake on the Colorado River. The action by the Colorado ...

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 

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 ...

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