Oil & Gas

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Deer Creek site open, but lack of business is apparent

By Gary Harmon

The company that owns the Deer Creek evaporative ponds used to treat produced water from hydraulic fracturing told federal regulators it was considering selling the Whitewater-area facility. Operations at the Deer Creek ponds north of U.S. ...

Area production helps state rank 7th in energy

By Dennis Webb

Western Colorado oil and gas and coal operations contributed significantly to Colorado ranking seventh nationally in overall energy production in 2015. The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently said the state accounted for a total ...

Pipeline ownership key to Jordan Cove-Piceance link

By Dennis Webb

A company’s half-ownership in a pipeline connecting the Rockies to Oregon should provide some assurance that some of the gas it hopes to export from a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal would come from places including western ...

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 ...

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