Gas and Oil

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Oil and gas lease sale near Chaco Canyon scheduled

An oil and gas lease sale that would auction off about 840 acres near Chaco Culture National Historical Park will proceed on Jan. 25 after five years of challenges from opponents. The Bureau of...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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EPA agrees to review regulations on oil and gas waste

The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to review its regulations on how companies should dispose of oil and gas waste, a result of a lawsuit brought on by several environmental groups in...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Oil- and gas-processing plants may have to report toxic releases

Natural gas-processing plants would have to start publicly reporting toxic chemicals they release into the environment under proposed regulations the Environmental Protection Agency announced last...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Gas, propane prices to rise in 2017

Fuel prices are going up all over Colorado, with rising gas prices making for a more expensive commute and higher propane prices a bigger home heating bill. Vance Feast, a Montezuma County farmer...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southern Utes contest accusations of retaliation against whistleblower

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe responded to claims it threatened retaliation against “whistleblowers,” asserting that the federal employees played a major role in gross mismanagement of the tribe’s...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Washington approves boundaries for a gas well leasing plan for Montezuma, La Plata counties

Boundaries for a master leasing plan for oil and gas development in eastern Montezuma and western La Plata counties has been approved by the Washington office of the Bureau of Land Management,...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Report: Southern Ute tribe threatened oil and gas lease whistleblower

An investigation has found the Southern Ute Indian Tribe threatened retaliation on a federal employee who in 2012 tried to raise an alarm the tribe skirted environmental regulations for new oil and...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ignacio company fined by state oil and gas regulators

Maralex Resources Inc. and its sister company Maralex Disposal LLC were fined a total of $45,000 on Monday by the Colorado oil and gas regulatory arm for violations at two production sites in La...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Oil and gas company fined $3,000 for failing to report emissions

A Denver-based oil and gas company was fined $3,000 on Monday for not properly reporting to the state the presence of hydrogen sulfide gas at a well site in southwest La Plata County. According to...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Could Trump derail a regional gas well master lease plan?

The Bureau of Land Management decided in October to move forward with development of a master lease plan to further regulate oil and gas development in Montezuma and La Plata counties. But the...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dakota Access oil pipeline won't get easement

The Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday it will not approve an easement necessary to permit the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, marking a monumental...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Water from drilling used on Montezuma County roads

Montezuma County gravel roads are typically treated with a mixture of magnesium chloride and water to keep the dust down. But the county road department has added an ancient dust-control product...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News