Oil & Gas

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Drilling-air-emissions study to wrap up in ‘15

By Dennis Webb

A study led by Colorado State University seeking to characterize emissions of air pollutants from natural gas development is scheduled for completion by the end of this year. The study is being conducted to quantify emissions of toxic ...


Drilling proposed north of Paonia

By Dennis Webb

A citizens group and an energy company are among those starting to digest a 760-page draft environmental impact statement on a company’s plan to drill up to 146 natural gas wells in the upper North Fork Valley north of Paonia ...

Complaint system recommended in oil, gas panel

By Dennis Webb

Colorado should create a centralized health complaint system for concerns related to oil and gas development, the state’s top health official says. Dr. Larry Wolk, executive director and chief medical officer for the Colorado Department ...

Obama wants emissions of methane cut

By Dennis Webb

Following Colorado’s lead, the Obama administration is proposing to regulate methane emissions related to oil and gas development. The move is being welcomed as a good first step by interests that say the proposal needs to go beyond new ...


State: 2014 
oil, gas spills topped 700

By Dennis Webb

Oil and gas companies reported more than 700 spills last year, up from 600 the previous year, and an increase attributable at least in part to stricter reporting requirements. The Denver-based Center for Western Priorities Tuesday reported ...

Gas commission streamlines process to lodge complaints

By Dennis Webb

People with complaints related to oil and gas development can now file them and track the complaint resolution more easily in Colorado, the state says. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has implemented a more streamlined ...


Energy leasing trend in retreat

By Dennis Webb

The number and total acreage of oil and gas leases issued by the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado during the last fiscal year were both the second-lowest in at least 25 years. That’s according to newly released BLM data that also ...


Senators push bill to boost liquid gas

By Gary Harmon

Both of Colorado’s senators sponsored a bill introduced Tuesday that is aimed at boosting exports of liquefied natural gas. Dubbed the “LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act,” the measure is intended to speed up ...

State stiffens fines against energy firms

By Dennis Webb

Energy companies will face fines generally ranging from $200 to $15,000 per day of rules violation under a new penalty structure passed by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Monday. The agency adopted the new fines structure ...


Forest chief: We will honor leases

By Dennis Webb

The head of the White River National Forest says that, ideally, existing Thompson Divide leases in the forest would go away, to be consistent with his draft decision to mostly close that area to leasing. But as long as they remain in ...

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