Natural gas

Worker dies in explosion at natural gas site in Southwest Colorado

A 47-year-old New Mexico man died earlier this month after an explosion at a natural-gas well site in southern La Plata County. According to state records, Randy Yellowman was working as a contract...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas well leaks wastewater in Canyons of Ancients National Monument

A gas well in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in October spilled about 3,150 gallons of wastewater onto the ground, according to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver firm buys San Juan Basin oil wells

Encana Corp. announced Monday it has reached an agreement to sell its San Juan Basin assets, located in northern New Mexico, for $480 million to Denver-based DJR Energy. DJR Energy currently...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Natural gas pipeline and wells proposed east of Bayfield

An 8-mile natural gas pipeline and a handful of wells are being proposed in the Fosset Gulch area, east of Bayfield. The project – the Northern Extension Pipeline and associated Fruitland Coal Gas...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Williams Partners sells Four Corners assets for $1.125 billion

Williams Partners LP will sell its natural gas pipeline and gathering operation in the Four Corners to Harvest Midstream Co. for $1.125 billion in cash and use the proceeds to help finance its move...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Oil and gas drilling could ramp up in Southwest Colorado

The door has opened wider for oil and gas development in Southwest Colorado under the Trump administration. And the time frame for public comment and protest periods is expected to be shortened. A...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Atmos Energy seeks rate increase to take effect early next year

Atmos Energy customers across the region could see higher bills next year. The natural gas company is seeking to increase its base rates for residents by about 4.5 percent, which would increase the...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

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

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

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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