Oil & Gas

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Williams to replace Parachute pipeline

By Dennis Webb

Williams is planning to replace a natural gas liquids pipeline involved in a leak that contaminated Parachute Creek several years ago, after a U.S. Department of Transportation decision that it has regulatory authority over the line. The ...

Ryan Zinke

Interior secretary calls for quicker oil, gas permits

By Gary Harmon

The Bureau of Land Management is to streamline its handling of drill-permit applications on federal land under an order signed Thursday by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who declared, “The war on American energy is officially ...

Chevron fined for leak after heavy rain

By Dennis Webb

Chevron is paying a $30,000 fine in connection with a pipeline that broke during heavy rain last August, spilling about 1,220 gallons of oil and 9,600 gallons of produced water at its Rangely-area operations in Rio Blanco County. The Colorado ...


Dinosaur drilling proposal in dispute

By Dennis Webb

Environmentalists are questioning a proposal by the Bureau of Land Management to offer oil and gas leases near Dinosaur National Monument in Utah, where a recently adopted master leasing plan designed to better protect the monument ...

Pipeline capacity gives Piceance an edge in gas market

By Dennis Webb

Ample pipeline capacity — coming at a time of mounting opposition to U.S. pipeline projects — is providing a decided competitive advantage to natural gas producers in western Colorado’s Piceance Basin, a recently updated ...

Feds move to delay portion of some rules on methane emissions

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management and Environmental Protection Agency are moving to delay certain provisions of new rules seeking to control methane emissions from oil and gas development that come from sources such as venting, flaring and ...


Dem guv
fuel goals

By Charles Ashby

President Donald Trump’s announcement last week that he would keep the nation out of the Paris Climate Accord has impacted next year’s race for governor, at least among Democrats. While U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter said he would have ...

State investigating source of gas at De Beque home

By Dennis Webb

Natural gas monitors are being made available to residents in De Beque after the discovery at a home of high levels of gas that may have originated from shallow underground geological formations. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation ...

BLM nets $1.2 million from sale of gas leases

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management on Thursday sold federal oil and gas leases on 63,268 acres in northwest Colorado, bringing in $1,243,777 in revenues. The agency had offered 85 parcels in Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties, but ...

Local drilling activity triples; firms eye frack crew shortage

By Dennis Webb

Natural gas drilling activity is picking up considerably this year locally just like elsewhere in the country, as local energy developers monitor a developing shortage of hydraulic fracturing crews. “All in all, what a nice problem to ...

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