Gas and Oil

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 | UPDATED: 5 days 16 hours ago | 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

Wilderness bill gains local momentum, lacks congressional bipartisan support

WASHINGTON – Bill Fales has worked his ranch for the past 45 years, and has recently started providing quality beef to Whole Foods. The ranch, in his wife’s family since 1924, stretches along the...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What will oil and gas reform mean for Colorado?

DENVER – A sweeping reform of oil and gas development working its way through the Capitol offers one of two futures for Colorado: a harmonious balance of anti- and pro-energy counties, or economic...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. accuses Texas oil firm of air quality violations in San Juan Basin

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico regulators are going after a Texas-based oil and gas company over alleged air quality violations. The state environment department issued a notice to Hilcorp Energy on...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

After days of protest, Senate passes bill for stricter oil and gas regulations

DENVER – After a two-day protest from Republicans that shut down proceedings in the Colorado Senate, senators got back to business Wednesday and passed a controversial bill that rewrites the...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utah oil spill reaches San Juan River

A pipeline break discovered March 1 in southeast Utah spilled a mixture of oil and produced water that reached the San Juan River near Montezuma Creek, according to the Environmental Protection...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senators give initial approval to overhaul of oil and gas regulations

DENVER – Colorado senators gave initial approval early Wednesday to a sweeping overhaul of the state’s oil and gas regulations after hours of protest from rural Coloradans and oil and gas workers....

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Debate begins on sweeping changes to oil and gas regulations

DENVER – Colorado senators expected to give initial approval late Tuesday to a sweeping rewrite of the state’s oil and gas regulations that would give local governments greater control over energy...

DATE: March 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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