Oil and gas - downstream activities

BP to start aerial inspections Monday

BP American Production Co. will start aerial surveys to inspect its pipelines over four counties in the Four Corners. Bill Winters, a GIS specialist with BP, wrote in an email that helicopter...

DATE: April 26, 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

Denver firm completes sale of San Juan Basin assets

A Denver firm has completed its acquisition of about 90 oil wells in the San Juan Basin in northern New Mexico. In October, Encana Corp. announced it would sell its assets in the basin for $480...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BP released unknown amount of wastewater into creek near Bayfield

BP American Production Co. says a leak at one of its pipelines released wastewater from oil and gas operations into an intermittent stream near Bayfield. In a filing with the state, BP reported it...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County economy slowing

After record-breaking sales over the Christmas season, the economy slowed down more than normal in Durango. General city sales tax collections fell from about $1 million last January to $990,682...

DATE: April 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local oil and gas consultant diversifying its business

John Feistner and Brenda Fulkrod started their consulting company, Tegre Corp ., in Durango while the oil and gas industry was booming in 2014. But even then they knew they wanted to diversify. In...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Activists want ballot measures to limit drilling

Over the past two years, plummeting natural gas and oil prices have caused energy companies in Colorado to lay off thousands of employees, and put a pinch in state and local tax revenues. But if...

DATE: March 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel hears effort to loosen gas exports

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner wants to loosen regulations on exporting natural gas. Opponents argue doing so would hurt small businesses by increasing energy costs. “Colorado is at the center...

DATE: July 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s causing the hot spot?

DENVER From the air, the rocky, sprawling San Juan Basin comes into focus like a scene in a classic Western. As a team of researchers board an aircraft on an April day to examine what’s below, a...

DATE: June 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rules crafted to limit flood damage OK’d

DENVER – The commission that oversees natural gas and oil regulation in Colorado adopted new rules Monday designed to limit spills during major floods like the one that struck the Front Range in...

DATE: March 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gardner disappointed in Keystone veto

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., on Tuesday slammed President Barack Obama after he vetoed the bill to build the 1,179-mile Keystone XL pipeline. After the president vetoed the...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grants to help area students study local air pollution

Two local groups will work with researchers over the next year to monitor pollution and spread awareness about new air-quality regulations. Their work will be made possible thanks to two $5,000...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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