Oil & Gas

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New flood regulations adopted for oil facilities

By Dennis Webb

State regulators Monday adopted rules designed to better protect oil and gas facilities from the kind of flooding experienced on the Front Range in 2013. However, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission declined a request to require ...

Low prices force WPX to cut back

By Dennis Webb

Responding to low oil and gas prices, WPX Energy on Monday announced an 8 percent workforce reduction that includes 11 jobs in Parachute — although that office was spared a major downsizing occurring at its Denver location. WPX is ...


Battleground shift heads up valley, exposes agricultural rift

By Dennis Webb

Opponents who successfully, if perhaps only temporarily, fended off federal leasing of some 30,000 acres for oil and gas development in the lower North Fork Valley now have a battle of a different sort on their hands in the valley’s ...

Speaker: Exports could add 12K jobs in state

By Greg Ruland

Long-term trends in global markets point toward strong growth in liquid natural gas exports, which will provide enormous benefits to the Colorado economy, an energy expert with the American Petroleum Institute said Friday. Based on ...

Official: Gas-export market ripe

By Mike Wiggins

There will be a “window of opportunity” in 2016 for the United States to begin exporting natural gas to Lithuania — and break up the monopoly Russia has long held on the resource, the former energy minister for Lithuania said ...

Flex drill designer honored

By Staff

One of the designers of the flex rig, which is used to drill several wells from the same pad, was honored Friday as a Pioneer of the Piceance by the West Slope Colorado oil and Gas Association. Scott Brady also developed the way simultaneous ...

Locals oppose possible frack-ban question

By Staff

While anti-fracking activists continue to hold out hope for a question being put to Colorado voters about banning the practice of hydraulic fracturing, a local group of citizens and business leaders from the Western Slope are taking a stand ...

Speaker to focus on liquefied natural gas

By Duffy Hayes

Global instability — and specifically the current Russian-backed unrest in Ukraine — will surely be among the subjects addressed tonight in the keynote speech at the annual meeting of the West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas ...

for oil, gas 
are released

By Dennis Webb

A state task force has agreed on nine recommendations for balancing land uses and reducing conflicts related to oil and gas development. But critics say it failed to accomplish the work asked of it, and a coalition Tuesday said it will pursue ...


Frack bans 
would cost
 cities cash
 under bill

By Charles Ashby

Royalty owners of mineral rights that have been banned in certain localities would still be compensated for those rights under a bill that won preliminary approval in the Colorado Senate on Friday. The measure is aimed at those cities in the ...

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