Oil & Gas

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Local effects of oilfield firms’ merger unclear now

By Dennis Webb

It may be months or even years before the local personnel impacts of the merger of two major oilfield services companies are known. Halliburton Co. is buying Baker Hughes in a $34.6 billion deal, the companies announced Monday. The agreement ...


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Boost in natural gas production is in large part a small-business story

By Greg Ruland

Colorado is a growth state for oil and gas operations, says a small-business advocacy group, pointing to a 139 percent increase in natural gas production between 2005 and 2012. The increase in production was due in large part to the expansion ...


Piceance Basin oil, gas activity is steady

By Dennis Webb

Oil and gas activity in western Colorado’s Piceance Basin is generally holding steady compared to last year’s level, but more companies are getting involved and drilling permit numbers are up in Garfield County. Garfield County ...


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Whitewater oil drilling site still under study, officials say

By Gary Harmon

There is no timeline for a decision on a plan to drill for oil near Whitewater, but federal officials are moving as quickly as they can, the head of the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado said Thursday. Ruth Welch, who administered the ...


Oil shale survey: Strong local support

By Gary Harmon

GOLDEN — Nearly 60 percent of Utahns support a proposed project to mine rock, heat it and collect oil, according to a public opinion study released Tuesday. Enefit American Oil surveyed residents from around the state as well as people ...


State grapples with how to assess, allocate tax revenue from oil, gas production

By Dennis Webb

When House Bill 1371 sped through the Colorado General Assembly earlier this year and became law, it was bound to create winners and losers, as legislation so often does. Dolores County counts itself in the latter category. County ...


Appeal stalls oil drilling by Fram

By Gary Harmon

An appeal aimed at halting a proposed oil project near Whitewater has stalled development on the largest part of the project, though some activity is continuing on private land, an industry official said. The appeal has had no legal effect on ...


Member of new oil, gas panel optimistic

By Dennis Webb

An appointee to a new Colorado task force is pointing to past experience in voicing high hopes that it can help find the right balance when it comes to oil and gas development. “I think we can do it because I’ve seen it done ...


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