Gas and Oil

Farmington trucking company fined for man’s death at natural gas site

A Farmington trucking company has been fined more than $10,000 for training and procedural failures that led to the death of one of its workers at a natural gas well site earlier this year in...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers challenge BLM’s rollback of methane gas emission restrictions

WASHINGTON – Fifty-one members of the U.S. Congress filed a legal complaint Thursday against the Trump administration’s effort to roll back a regulation meant to limit methane emissions from oil...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas prices likely to decline during summer travel season

The pain consumers feel at the gas pump is likely to ease slowly during the course of the summer travel season. Gas prices peaked last month at an average $2.90 per gallon in Durango and are now...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local health director tapped by Gov. Polis to help lead oil and gas changes

Liane Jollon, director of Southwest Colorado’s largest public health department, has been tapped by Gov. Jared Polis to help lead sweeping changes in how the oil and gas industry is regulated in...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. officials to put off oil leases near Chaco Culture National Historical Park

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has agreed to put off oil and gas leasing for a year on land that Native Americans consider sacred surrounding Chaco Culture National...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Interior secretary, tribes meet amid drilling fight

CHACO CANYON NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, N.M. – U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt met with leaders of the Navajo Nation and Pueblo tribes at Chaco Canyon National Historical Park on Tuesday,...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

BP fined for 3 spills in La Plata County, will pay $12.5M to fix pipelines

BP America Production Co. has been fined $68,000 for three spills in La Plata County and will pay an estimated $12.5 million to fix pipeline issues in Southwest Colorado. The spills, according to...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

With industry shifts, La Plata County reaches out to oil and gas companies

It’s good to know your neighbors, at least that’s the approach La Plata County is taking with oil and gas companies operating in Southwest Colorado. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Catamount Energy offers $5,000 to Ignacio-area residents to waive county well regulations

A Denver-based energy company is offering a handful of Ignacio-area residents $5,000 to forgo their protections under La Plata County’s oil and gas regulations as the company seeks to drill a new...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango attorney to lead state’s oil and gas commission

A Durango attorney has been tapped to lead the state’s top agency that regulates oil and gas at a time of sweeping change for the industry in Colorado. Earlier this year, the Colorado Legislature...

DATE: April 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas prices expected to break $3 per gallon this summer in Durango

Gas prices are expected to break $3 per gallon in Durango during the summer driving holidays, such as Memorial Day and Labor Day, according to AAA. The last time gas prices broke $3 in Colorado...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado governor signs major overhaul of oil and gas rules

DENVER – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday signed into law a major overhaul of state oil and gas rules, turning the focus away from encouraging production and directing regulators to make public...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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