Gas and Oil

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

Energy company drops plans to drill under lake, dog park

DENVER – An oil and gas company that wanted to drill 14 wells that would extend underneath a Colorado lake has withdrawn its application amid public outcry over the proposal. The Denver Post...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

US again backs off plan for drilling on Colorado public land

DENVER – The Trump administration is again shelving plans to allow oil and gas drilling on public land in Colorado after complaints from state officials and activists. The U.S. Bureau of Land...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wyoming watching Colorado’s anti-fracking ballot issue

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Energy leaders in Wyoming are closely watching the fate of a Colorado ballot initiative that would severely limit fracking on non-federal land in that state. The Wyoming Tribune...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Statewide setback controversy plays out in Battlement Mesa

GRAND JUNCTION – Charlie Farr moved west from Michigan after his doctor recommended he head to a drier climate because of his mild bronchial asthma. He built his home in Battlement Mesa 20 years...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver firm buys San Juan Basin oil wells

Encana Corp. announced Monday it has reached an agreement to sell its San Juan Basin assets, located in northern New Mexico, for $480 million to Denver-based DJR Energy. DJR Energy currently...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Suit challenges drilling on public land in Colorado, Utah

DENVER – Environmental groups have asked a judge to overturn the sale of drilling rights on public land in Colorado and Utah, saying the Trump administration didn’t consider the potential threat to...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado’s towns and cities scared about property owners’ right ballot measure

Imagine you are a property owner. One day, you decide you want to use your land to develop a sand and gravel operation. You do your research, and you find out that your property is smack in the...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado initiatives draw big bucks

Millions of dollars from special interests are going to support or fight three policy issues: a battle over how to pay for transportation needs, a makeover in the way the state draws its political...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sen. Cory Gardner says Colorado natural gas could buy diplomatic influence in Europe

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s plans for Colorado’s natural gas production reach far beyond economic development into U.S. foreign policy. “Colorado could play a key role in countering...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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