Gas and Oil

BLM to host meetings about Chaco park plan

FARMINGTON – Four virtual open houses about the draft Farmington Mancos-Gallup Resource Management plan will be held this month, which will allow the affected communities to submit public comment....

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

COVID-19 outbreak reported at La Plata County oil and gas company

La Plata County has its third reported outbreak of COVID-19 cases at a workplace, this time at a prominent oil and gas company. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bureau of Land Management faces lawsuit over oil and gas leases

FARMINGTON – A coalition of environmental groups has filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management accusing the federal agency of not allowing a comment period on the environmental...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Advocates push BLM to delay drill permitting during COVID pandemic

FARMINGTON – Environmental advocates are calling on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Farmington office to postpone on-site visits – part of the permitting process – to proposed oil and gas...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Will oil, natural gas price declines affect Four Corners revenue?

FARMINGTON – With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the world, the global demand and consumption of oil took a sharp decline, culminating in a historic drop in oil prices last month. So what...

DATE: May 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado launches effort to plug abandoned wells in La Plata County

The state of Colorado this year will start a massive cleanup of oil and gas wells abandoned by their operators throughout La Plata County, which could end up costing taxpayers upward of $2 million...

DATE: March 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil and gas companies call on federal government to cut emissions

WASHINGTON – The oil and gas industry is under increasing pressure from investors to reduce its environmental impact. Climate activists are pushing companies like Exxon Mobil to meet the 2016 Paris...

DATE: March 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango-area residents weigh in as new rulemaking process for oil, gas regulations begins

Environmental protections and concerns over Front Range influence took top priority during a public meeting between Durango-area residents and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scathing audit finds Colorado could have collected millions in oil, gas fines – but didn’t

Colorado’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission failed to collect thousands of monthly production reports from operators across the state over a two-year period – information that affects the...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

One year later: Oil and gas worker’s death remains a mystery

Last January, Randy Yellowman died in an explosion while working at a natural gas well pad south of Durango, and one year later, it appears investigators will never know what ignited the flare-up...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New methane regulations lauded by Durango-area leaders, environmentalists

Colorado air quality regulators unanimously voted Thursday to adopt sweeping new standards to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas facilities, which now apply to Southwest Colorado. “This vote...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Still think gas prices are high? Durango has lowest rates this week

Durango enjoyed the cheapest gas prices in the state in mid-December based on a 10-city survey conducted by AAA Colorado. Also, prices throughout Colorado could drop by as much as a quarter by New...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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