Oil & Gas

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State: Drilling health risk to residents low

By Dennis Webb

State health officials have concluded the health risks for people living near oil and gas development are low. A new Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment report says there’s no need for immediate public health action, ...

Drill rig tampering could soon be a felony

By Charles Ashby

Tampering with oil or gas drilling equipment would become a felony under a bill the Colorado Senate is considering. Republicans who support the measure, SB35, say it is a matter of public safety because tampering with such equipment by ...

Gas industry eyes deeper reach into Asia

By Gary Harmon

Efforts to export natural gas from northwest Colorado to Japan will continue and the United States might someday expand its natural gas reach as far as China, an industry representative said Friday. Northwestern Colorado’s Piceance ...


Gas group picks Fees as Pioneer of Piceance

By Gary Harmon

An oil and gas man who moved to Grand Junction in 1959 to found his own company, Walter Fees Jr. was recognized Friday night as a Pioneer of the Piceance by the West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association. The award was accepted by his son, ...

Panel to discuss revival of local energy industry

By Gary Harmon

Key players in the possible renaissance of the natural gas industry in northwest Colorado will discuss how best to move ahead with development in a panel discussion Friday at Colorado Mesa University. Officials with Nucor Corp., G2X Energy ...

Wages, lease money, hemp bills advance

By Charles Ashby

For the past 100 years, it’s been considered a trade secret when a business violates provisions of the state’s fair wage laws. That would no longer be the case under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on ...


Tool may help focus well-pad reclamation efforts

By Dennis Webb

New federal research has reconfirmed the challenges of revegetating oil and gas pads on the high and arid Colorado Plateau, while leading to development of a tool for better assessing regional recovery trends in order to help guide reclamation ...

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 ...

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