Oil & Gas

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Ursa plans drilling within community

By Dennis Webb

Ursa Resources has filed a proposal with Garfield County to drill 53 wells from two pads in the residential community near Parachute. The proposal is expected to be the first phase of a drilling project in the community that could involve up ...


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GarCo OKs injection well; court challenge is possible

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Garfield County commissioners unanimously approved a natural gas developer’s proposed wastewater injection well outside Battlement Mesa Monday. Nathan Keever, a Grand Junction attorney representing local ...


Pipeline firm rejects buyout

By Dennis Webb

The Oklahoma-based owner of a large network of area natural gas pipelines and processing plants has rejected a buyout offer worth $53.1 billion but says it will move forward with a process to consider a possible sale or merger. Williams, ...


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Leaner times inspire 
efficiency at Encana

By Dennis Webb

PARACHUTE — It used to be that when Encana employees deployed what are called plungers into wells to remove fluid buildup that hinders natural gas production, they made an assumption about the plungers’ lifespan. “We were ...


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Wells keep firms busy even when drill rigs are idle

By Dennis Webb

PARACHUTE — When Encana announced in December 2013 the suspension of its western Colorado natural gas drilling program, it was another blow to a region that’s suffered through many energy-industry blows before. After all, the ...


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Garfield weighs proposal for injection well

By Dennis Webb

PARACHUTE — Area residents Monday reiterated their concerns about possible earthquakes and other impacts from a proposed wastewater injection well, while Ursa Resources countered that it actually would reduce the impacts of oil and gas ...


Energy firms
 are in court 
for trespass 
allegations

By Dennis Webb

The two leading natural gas producers in western Colorado’s Piceance Basin are squaring off in court over allegations of trespass via horizontal drilling. Encana has sued WPX Energy, alleging WPX knowingly drilled a well that passed ...


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DRILLER’S MARKET: Slowdown in oil industry yields cheap drilling costs

By Dennis Webb

These are far from the best of times for energy companies in western Colorado and across the country, with a drilling slowdown and layoffs resulting from low oil and gas prices. But the slowdown also has produced at least one upside for ...


Drilling fees suspended as incentive for gas firms

By Dennis Webb

When Rio Blanco County imposed a novel impact fee on oil and gas wells, the county was in the midst of a drilling boom and struggling with the accompanying demands on county road, sheriff and other departments. That boom peaked with the ...


Drilling firm fined $9,805 for fatal accident

By Dennis Webb

A drilling company has agreed to pay $9,805 in fines in a settlement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over an accident on one of its rigs near Parachute last October that killed a Grand Junction man. Gillette, ...


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