Gas and Oil

Dems slam Arctic drilling plan as ‘polar payout’ to Big Oil

WASHINGTON – Democrats and environmental groups on Tuesday denounced a Republican plan to allow oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, saying it would defile a crown...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Colorado proposes new rules for oil-gas lines after blast

DENVER – Colorado energy regulators on Monday proposed tighter rules for shutting down oil and gas pipelines after a fatal explosion blamed on natural gas leaking from a line that was thought to be...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Oil rig explodes in Louisiana lake, injuries reported

KENNER, La. – An oil rig exploded Sunday night in Lake Pontchartrain in St. Charles Parish, a Louisiana police department said. Kenner Police Department spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor said Sunday...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

As grouse rules ease, some see boost for oil, gas exploration

CRAIG – Officials in northwest Colorado say they hope changes to federal plans for dealing with an imperiled bird species will allow more energy development in their part of the state. The U.S....

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Energy industry sues Denver suburb over oil, gas regulations

DENVER – The energy industry has sued a Denver suburb over its new rules for oil and gas drilling, saying they illegally conflict with state rules. The Denver Post reported the Colorado Oil and Gas...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Judge reinstates Obama-era rule on methane emissions

WASHINGTON – Rebuffing the Trump administration, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Interior Department to reinstate an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Shenandoah residents upset over potential gas and oil development

Residents in the Shenandoah subdivision say they are caught off guard after learning about the possible development of a gas and oil field next to several homes. They take issue with not being...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Appeals court sidesteps decision on U.S. fracking regulations

DENVER – A federal appeals court on Thursday sidestepped a decision on whether oil and gas regulations enacted by the Obama administration are legal, noting that the current administration plans to...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Colorado outlines new pipeline rules after fatal explosion

DENVER – Colorado regulators made public a rough outline Wednesday for new rules for oil and gas pipelines after a fatal house explosion blamed on a natural gas leak. The state Oil and Gas...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico Democrats push feds to limit drilling near Chaco

ALBUQUERQUE – The Democrats in New Mexico’s congressional delegation are pushing federal officials to uphold an agreement that limits oil and gas leasing on public land near Chaco Culture National...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Kinder Morgan will stop claiming disputed tax deduction

Following a Colorado Supreme Court ruling, Kinder Morgan has informed Montezuma County that it will stop claiming a contested tariff deduction on its tax filings, county assessor Leslie Bugg said...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

BP test well finds promising source of natural gas in San Juan Basin

A highly productive natural-gas well tested in the San Juan Basin could encourage more new drilling in the San Juan Basin’s Mancos Shale. The well test started in June about seven miles south of...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News