Oil & Gas

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State gets inventory of oil, gas flowlines

By Dennis Webb

Energy companies have inspected thousands of local oil and gas flowlines near homes and provided the state with an inventory of the lines following an order to complete those tasks, and now face a second deadline to test those lines. The ...


Fight brews over lease bordering wildlands

By Gary Harmon

Portions of a proposed oil and gas lease in Mesa and Garfield counties should go forward even though they share boundaries with a wilderness study area, the Mesa County Commission said. The commission on Tuesday approved a letter to the ...


Proposed budget puts focus on energy sector

By Gary Harmon

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the Bureau of Land Management anticipates spending more on coal, natural gas and oil and less on solar and wind energy. In all, the BLM would spend $11 million more in fiscal year 2018 than ...


Nominees like idea of gas export via Oregon

By Dennis Webb

Two nominees to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday voiced general support for liquefied natural gas exports while also promising to listen to all sides when it comes to considering any specific project. Neil ...


BLM proposes oil, gas leasing near Loma

By Dennis Webb

Large swaths of acreage below the Bookcliffs north of Mack and Loma would be leased for oil and gas development in December along with other parcels in Mesa and Garfield counties under a proposal by the Bureau of Land Management. It is ...


Businessman: We could have prevented blast

By Gary Harmon

A Grand Junction company’s state-of-the-art mix of land records, geographic information system data, and on-the-ground observations could have prevented the explosion that killed two men in Firestone last month, said the head of ProStar ...


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Energy office bill clears first hurdle

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — There is bipartisan interest in saving the Colorado Energy Office from certain doom, but both sides of the political aisle aren’t on the same page when it comes to the specifics about how that would be done. As a result, ...


Commission appeals ruling, seeks clarity on its legal responsibilities

By Dennis Webb

State oil and gas regulators are asking the Colorado Supreme Court to review a court ruling saying it is obligated to protect public health, safety and welfare as a condition of allowing oil and gas development. The Colorado Oil and Gas ...


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Scott tries to salvage energy office

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Sen. Ray Scott wants to rescue the Colorado Energy Office, but he doesn’t want the office to be what’s it’s been in the past. Instead, he wants the office that is set to close in July to focus more on all ...


Dems target ‘pooling’ in oil, gas development

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Oil and gas drilling companies would have to give royalty owners more time to decide about having their mineral rights developed and more information about how that would happen under a bill that won preliminary approval in the ...


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