Gas and Oil

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Senate defeats attempt to undo BLM’s methane rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gwen Lachelt may have impacted the votes that defeated the joint resolution to disapprove of the Department of the Interior’s methane rule. On a visit to Washington on Tuesday,...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Colorado governor wants map of gas lines after fatal blast

DENVER — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday the state should have comprehensive maps of oil and gas pipelines to help prevent a repeat of a fatal house explosion blamed on an old,...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Leak in line from gas well blamed in fatal Colorado blast

FIRESTONE – A home explosion that killed two people in Colorado was caused by odorless, unrefined natural gas leaking from an old pipeline, investigators said Tuesday, prompting the governor to...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Public comment begins for BP project near Sauls Creek

A 30-day public comment period started Thursday on a proposal from BP American Production Company to conduct horizontal drilling operations in an area east of Bayfield. According to a U.S. Forest...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Oil-gas wells shut down after fatal Colorado home explosion

DENVER — An oil and gas company is shutting down more than 3,000 wells in northeastern Colorado as a precaution amid an investigation into a house explosion that killed two people. Anadarko...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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New gas drilling technology could open inaccessible land in HDs

An area east of Bayfield could be a testing ground for an innovative technology developed by BP American Production Company that holds the possibility of opening previously inaccessible areas to...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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ConocoPhillips sells San Juan Basin assets for up to $3 billion

ConocoPhillips has announced the sale of its interests in the San Juan Basin – a natural gas and oil field that spans northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado – to Hilcorp San Juan LP for...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Gas and oil equipment tampering bill dies in Democratic ‘kill committee’

DENVER – A GOP-led attempt to crack down on eco-activists who might target oil and gas fields was swatted down by Democrats amid concerns it created a carve-out for the industry. Senate Bill 35,...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Legislative Roundup: Budget balancing bills clear House

DENVER – Between the two chambers of the state Legislature, 35 bills were scheduled for third reading, nine received a second reading and 21 went before committees Monday. Floor work Ten of the 12...

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Rebound seen in northeast Colorado natural gas industry

DENVER – Drilling applications and investments by natural gas and oil companies are surging in northeast Colorado after crude prices partially rebounded from their collapse in recent years, pushing...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Activists criticize well pad location

PARACHUTE (AP) – He faces his own health problems, but that’s not Parachute resident Dutch Wierenga’s primary concern about the proposed Lacy Park well pad location. Although Wierenga’s front door...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Understanding sandstone creates oil industry opportunity

Durangoans Rob Lander and Linda Bonnell have carved out a niche for themselves in the oil and gas industry as researchers and consultants helping companies determine if it is economically viable to...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business