Oil & Gas

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Workers sue Encana, seek overtime pay

By Dennis Webb

Six workers have sued Encana, claiming the oil and gas company improperly classified them as independent contractors rather than employees, depriving them of thousands of hours of overtime pay. It’s the second such suit by western ...


Former journalist to head oil, gas association

By Dennis Webb

Former Denver Post journalist Dan Haley has been selected as the new leader of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association. Haley was named president and chief executive officer of the trade industry group. He will succeed Tisha Schuller, who in ...


GarCo: Remote frack pits now use-by-right

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners this week decided that pits used to hold fluids used for so-called remote hydraulic fracturing sites are exempt from county land-use review. The commissioners’ decision means that the pits are a ...


Neighbors raise a stink about waste pit

By Amy Hamilton

The smells were “metallic” and entered their noses with a “burning sensation.” People said they “felt suffocated” and reported feeling that the air was “pressing on their chest.” If the winds ...


Deer Creek neighbors cry ‘phew’

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The operators of a wastewater disposal facility that neighbors say has emitted a nighttime stench that has permeated their homes off and on for the last year will host a community meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Lands End Fire Protection District, ...


County backs Garfield/Mesa oil-lease swap

By Dennis Webb

Mesa County commissioners have come out in support of a proposed oil and gas lease exchange that would result in new leases being created in the county. But in backing a proposal that would let SG Interests trade controversial leases in the ...


Drilling pollution to be studied

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — Ongoing research to study air pollution from oil and gas activities in Garfield County and on the Front Range will provide an important foundation for a follow-up health risk assessment, the executive director of the Colorado ...


Oil and gas chief: Continue talking about panel’s ideas

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — The head of Colorado’s oil and gas agency said Thursday he can see the value in somehow continuing the discussions undertaken by a recent state task force to address conflicts such as those that arise when industry operates ...


Fraud 
alleged 
in frack 
scheme

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado Division of Securities on Thursday issued a cease and desist order against a Texas firm and its owner concerning alleged fraud which reportedly victimized several Grand Junction-area investors. Weldon Walker, who authorities say ...


Racial abuse costly for firm

By Dennis Webb

When Pablo Urenda experienced racial slurs and the threat of physical harm while working on a Patterson-UTI Drilling Co. rig near Rifle a decade ago, along with retaliation when he complained to supervisors, he had no idea just how rampant the ...


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