Oil & Gas

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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 ...

Early count of flowline reports released

By Dennis Webb

Eighty companies have reported oil and gas flowlines associated with 16,514 wells in response to a state requirement to provide an inventory of lines within 1,000 feet of homes. The state Department of Natural Resources released that data ...

Firm again loses appeal over leases

By Dennis Webb

For the second time in less than a month, a Denver-based oil and gas firm lost an appeal in its efforts to challenge the loss of three leases in the Mesa County portion of the Thompson Divide. The Interior Board of Land Appeals issued the ...

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 ...

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