Natural gas

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Natural gas prices rising in La Plata County

The natural gas industry in La Plata County has reason to hope for a recovery with prices rising and plenty of approved drilling permits. The slowdown in the industry is at least partially...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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BP pipeline ruptures near Bayfield, spills into Sauls Creek

A BP pipeline running along Sauls Creek in Bayfield was discovered ruptured last week, spilling coal-bed methane produced water into the creek and forcing the emergency construction of an earthen...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Consulting giant to close Durango offices

Engineering and environmental consulting giant CH2M will close its leased offices at Tech Center Drive in Durango. It is unclear when the location will be vacated, but CH2M spokeswoman Lorrie...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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ConocoPhillips to sell its assets in San Juan Basin

ConocoPhillips, the largest operator in the San Juan Basin, a natural gas and oil field that spans across northern New Mexico and Southwest Colorado, will sell all its assets, the company recently...

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

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Natural gas service almost fully restored

Natural gas service was restored Wednesday to about 86 percent of the 750 customers cut off by the Atmos Energy outage which began Monday afternoon. Service should be close to fully restored by...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City Council weighs in on gas outage that hits hundreds

By Tuesday afternoon, Atmos Energy restored natural gas service to just over 100 customers out of the 750 who lost service in Durango. And by Tuesday evening, the Durango City Council was...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Handful of customers remain without natural gas service

Fewer than 20 customers remain without natural gas service after a major outage in Durango affected more than 550 residents and businesses on Tuesday, an Atmos Energy spokesman said. Darwin...

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

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Natural gas service restoration continues in Durango

As of Wednesday afternoon, natural gas service for more than half of the 550-plus homes and businesses affected by an outage in Durango had been turned back on, an Atmos Energy spokesman said....

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

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Atmos workers to work through night restoring gas service in Durango

Atmos Energy employees expected to work through the night Tuesday and into Wednesday to restore natural gas service to almost 800 customers. A contractor working for Atmos hit a natural gas line...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Gas line construction delays anger residents, city

Construction to replace aging natural gas lines has brought dust, noise and delays to Durango’s neighborhoods, angering residents and city officials. Some residents living and working near Atmos...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Rep. Scott Tipton urges federal agency to get rid of new methane rule

Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, joined 56 other members of Congress on Wednesday in signing and sending a letter to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell asking her to withdraw the Bureau of Land...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata Electric Association considers methane-capture project

Amid a federal push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, La Plata Electric Association is exploring a project with a private oil and gas production company that would put methane waste to use....

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News