Natural gas

Real-time energy market could help Tri-State develop renewables

Southwest Colorado’s power supplier, Tri-State Generation and Transmission, a utility widely criticized for its coal-powered electricity generation, plans to join a new market that is expected to...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Explosion in Aztec displaces dozens of people

An explosion at an Aztec apartment complex – the result of a natural gas leak inside the building – left one injured and dozens of others evacuated Sunday, according to authorities in New Mexico....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Catamount Energy offers $5,000 to Ignacio-area residents to waive county well regulations

A Denver-based energy company is offering a handful of Ignacio-area residents $5,000 to forgo their protections under La Plata County’s oil and gas regulations as the company seeks to drill a new...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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