Gas and Oil

Western Slope leaders call for stricter regulations on oil, gas pollution

A growing number of elected officials on the Western Slope are pushing for regulations on oil and gas pollution to reflect stricter rules currently in place on the Front Range. “Why would we have...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Conservation group sues over federal oil, gas leases in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – A conservation organization has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior over oil and gas leases offered in southeast Utah, claiming the parcels are packed with...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

After years of simmering tug-of-war, Colorado Democrats eye action on oil and gas

Colorado’s new Democratic majority has vowed to make big changes to how companies drill for oil and gas. Tension between drillers and residents have bubbled for years and culminated in a failed...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Acting Interior secretary to visit New Mexico oil region

HOBBS, N.M. – Federal officials say acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt plans to visit a city at the center of New Mexico’s oil country on Wednesday to promote energy development on public...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Kinder Morgan plans for new well near Goodman Point

Permits for a new Kinder Morgan carbon dioxide well in the Goodman Point area gained approval from the Montezuma County Planning and Zoning commissioners Thursday, and it could indicate an expanded...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado agency seeks drill limit near big game

GRAND JUNCTION – Colorado Parks and Wildlife has reiterated to the Bureau of Land Management that it wants to see regulators consider limiting oil and gas pads to one per square mile in critical...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Democrats could break longtime logjams at state Capitol

The 2019 Colorado legislative session could break years of stalemate on controversial topics like health care and energy as Democratic lawmakers wield a power trifecta, giving them control of the...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver firm completes sale of San Juan Basin assets

A Denver firm has completed its acquisition of about 90 oil wells in the San Juan Basin in northern New Mexico. In October, Encana Corp. announced it would sell its assets in the basin for $480...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico nets $13M in monthly oil and gas lease sale

SANTA FE – New Mexico has netted more than $13 million from this month’s oil and gas lease sale. The State Land Office says most of the proceeds from the December sale will go to public schools and...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hesperus gas station closes for remodeling

Hesperus Oasis, the only gas station in the Hesperus area, will be closed until March or April for remodeling. As part of the remodeling, the store may expand slightly, and the building may be...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico marks record for monthly oil and gas lease sale

SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Land Office has set a record for its monthly oil and gas lease sale, generating more than $43 million for public schools and other trust land beneficiaries. Land...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Backers of oil and gas drilling setbacks in Colorado lost at the ballot box, but are looking to a new blue statehouse

The defeat of Proposition 112, Colorado’s oil and gas drilling setback measure, followed a national trend. Voters in Arizona and Washington, like those in Colorado, turned down measures that would...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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