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Public comment begins for BP project near Sauls Creek

A 30-day public comment period started Thursday on a proposal from BP American Production Company to conduct horizontal drilling operations in an area east of Bayfield. According to a U.S. Forest...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New gas drilling technology could open inaccessible land in HDs

An area east of Bayfield could be a testing ground for an innovative technology developed by BP American Production Company that holds the possibility of opening previously inaccessible areas to...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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BP offices evacuated for smoke from electric issue

More than 100 employees were evacuated from the BP operations center at 380 Airport Road on Friday after a fire alarm was set off and smoke was reported inside the building. The Upper Pine, Los...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Worker, BP settle employment lawsuit

A lawsuit filed last year by a Durango man, who said BP falsely accused him of drinking on the job, has been settled out of court. The lawsuit filed by Larry Holland, a former contract worker for...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Shale boom passing by S.W. Colorado

DENVER – The Four Corners, which sat at the center of previous energy booms, is largely being left out of the action as a revolution in shale gas drilling ripples across the world. Christof Rühl,...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hearing begins on Tri-State’s electricity rates

DENVER – Customers upset with electricity price increases in the Four Corners had their day in court Monday, but it will be weeks or longer before they get an answer. La Plata Electric Association,...

DATE: July 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Electric co-op takes rate altercation to regulators

DENVER – Southwest Colorado’s electricity cooperatives hoped this would be the week they could force their power supplier to back off a new policy that means big price increases for many customers....

DATE: May 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

BP stands by its dismissal of contractor

BP has denied any wrongdoing in ending its working relationship with a contract employee who reported a safety violation last year in La Plata County.Larry Holland, the former contract worker for...

DATE: July 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

BP team to study deadly explosion

BP is bringing in an internal investigation team to look into an explosion at one of its stations that killed one worker and injured two others.The blast occurred about 8:15 a.m. Monday at BP’s...

DATE: June 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Blast at BP station kills 1, hurts 2

GEM VILLAGE – An explosion at a large gas compression station owned by BP killed one worker and seriously injured two others.The explosion, which occurred about 8:15 a.m. Monday at BP’s Pinon...

DATE: June 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man seeks $5M from BP for firing

A local man who says he was falsely accused of drinking on the job and then fired after reporting safety violations is suing BP for more than $5 million in damages.Larry Holland, an employee of...

DATE: May 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

BP’s image recovering, poll shows

WASHINGTON – BP’s image, which took an ugly beating after the Gulf oil spill, is recovering since the company capped the well, though the oil giant’s approval level is anything but robust. A...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World