Oil & Gas

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Ursa seeks more wells near town

By Dennis Webb

Ursa Resources has begun the process for seeking approvals to drill 74 oil and gas wells from three pads in a second phase of drilling in the community of Battlement Mesa, while also hitting new resistance to its hopes of operating a ...


Firm hopes water flow is near end

By Dennis Webb

A company installing pipelines associated with Ursa Resources’ oil and gas development project in Battlement Mesa hopes by the end of this week to plug an unusual groundwater flow encountered during boring. Summit Midstream ran into the ...


Another quake strikes near New Castle

By Dennis Webb

The third and largest earthquake in the Silt-New Castle area in about three months struck Monday afternoon, prompting Colorado’s oil and gas agency to again look at any possible relation to local wastewater injection wells. The ...


Concerns renewed about Ursa well

By Dennis Webb

A state health agency is reiterating previously stated opposition to a proposal to locate an oil and gas wastewater injection well near Battlement Mesa’s community water intake on the Colorado River. The action by the Colorado ...


Gas storage field is safe, firm says

By Dennis Webb

The utility company pursuing a compressor-station upgrade near Carbondale says the underground gas storage field it would serve is in good condition. Black Hills Energy officials responded Wednesday to concerns from the Carbondale-based ...


Firm proposes to drill 35 wells over three years 12 miles north of Paonia

By Dennis Webb

Gunnison Energy is proposing drilling up to 35 Mancos shale wells over the next three years about 12 miles north of Paonia, and adjacent to where SG Interests wants to drill 146 wells. The Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service are ...


Firm lets 
Rio Blanco 
keep cash 
improperly 
assessed

By Dennis Webb

Conservation districts in Rio Blanco County are welcoming financial gestures including a $135,000 concession from the energy company Enterprise Products Partners L.P. and a $125,000 contribution from the county as they continue to work through ...


Oil and gas chief
 hopes for review by new president

By Dennis Webb

The head of the American Petroleum Institute on Wednesday said he’s hoping that during President-elect Trump’s first 100 days in office his administration will rethink unneeded regulations of the oil and gas industry and make ...


Coal mine rule draws GOP’s ire

By Dennis Webb

The Obama administration Monday unveiled a new rule designed to protect streams and groundwater from coal mining, but the threat of a Republican-led challenge of the measure looms large after President-elect Donald Trump takes office. The ...


Renewable energy power-line projects win final approval from BLM

By Dennis Webb

The Interior Department has given final approval to two renewable-energy transmission line projects that will cut through northwest Colorado. The agency on Tuesday approved the 728-mile TransWest Express project and 416-mile Energy Gateway ...


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