Oil & Gas

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Severance cash may be tapped to boost budget

By Charles Ashby

Severance taxes shouldn’t be used to help defray the costs of a refund to taxpayers, but the “sad reality” is that they are part of the problem, said senators Monday who approved using $20 million for that purpose. On a 4-3 ...


Plants near oil shale sites cited in lawsuit

By Gary Harmon

Environmental groups sued a federal agency Thursday, demanding it reconsider endangered-species status for two plants known to grow on oil shale formations. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last year opted against listing two penstamon ...


BLM rule requires frack-fluid disclosure

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management is requiring public disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing under a new rule that was immediately challenged in court by oil and gas industry groups. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Friday unveiled ...


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Pipe dream now a reality

By Dennis Webb

When WPX Energy developed 87 natural gas wells from 14 pads at Hayes Gulch east of Parachute, it made use of one centralized facility to hydraulically fracture all the wells from a single location, rather than setting up fracking operations on ...


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Forest supervisor: Oil, gas decision his, not D.C.‘s

By Dennis Webb

The White River National Forest supervisor is reiterating his insistence that his recent decision on what acreage should be available for future oil and gas leasing was his alone, and not the result of political pressure from above. Scott ...


Drill permits on federal land up this year, says BLM official

By Gary Harmon

The number of drill permits approved on federal lands in northwest Colorado is running ahead of last year’s rate, but there is no guarantee the trend will continue. “These things can be sporadic,” Joe Meyer, northwest ...


Oil panel chief:
 Act quickly on task force ideas

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — The head of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is hoping the agency will approve rules implementing state task force recommendations this year. Matt Lepore told the Northwest Colorado Oil and Gas Forum he thinks ...


House panel fixes propane tax error

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A House committee approved a bill Wednesday designed to repair a goof the Colorado Legislature put into law two years ago over propane taxes. The mistake occurred in 2013 when the Legislature approved a new law aimed at ...


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 ...


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