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Colorado Oil And Gas Conservation Commission

A damaged oil tank in Weld County (credit: CBS)

Oil, Gas Regulators Say Next Flood Could Be Worse

The nearly 92,000 gallons of oil and polluted water that spilled from storage tanks during last fall’s catastrophic Colorado flood have washed away without a trace, but future floods could be more damaging, state regulators said Monday.

03/17/2014

A damaged oil tank in Weld County (credit: CBS)

What Oil & Gas Industry Learned From Last Fall’s Flooding

The devastating flooding that struck Colorado last fall not only ravaged roads, destroyed homes and entire communities but also shut down the state’s main petroleum-producing region.

02/06/2014

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Panel Adopts New Spill Reporting Rules In Colorado

Colorado drilling regulators have adopted new reporting requirements for spills of oil and exploration and production waste.

12/17/2013

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Colorado Energy Regulators Weigh Stricter Spill Rules

Colorado oil and gas regulators are considering new spill rules that are stricter than those passed by state lawmakers.

12/16/2013

A toppled oil well in Weld County near Milliken on Sept. 19, 2013. (credit: CBS)

15th Oil Spill Due To Flooding Found Near Greeley

DENVER (AP) – Another oil spill due to flooding has been found in northern Colorado, bringing the total amount of oil released in and near the South Platte River to about 43,000 gallons, state regulators […]

10/02/2013

A damaged oil tank in Weld County (credit: CBS)

Colorado Drilling Regulators Warn Of Damaged Tanks

People are being warned to stay away from oil and gas production equipment damaged in Colorado’s flooding as state regulators assess damage to drilling sites.

10/02/2013

A toppled oil well in Weld County near Milliken on Sept. 19, 2013. (credit: CBS)

2 New Oil Spills Reported In Northern Colorado

Two new oil spills have been discovered as inspectors continue to survey flooding damage to oil and gas wells in Weld County.

09/30/2013

Vice President Joe Biden at a news conference in Greeley on Monday after touring flooding around Colorado (credit: CBS)

Biden Vows Flood Relief Won’t Shut Down

Vice President Joe Biden is promising residents that aid for areas devastated by massive flooding in Colorado won’t stop even if the federal government shuts down.

09/24/2013

A damaged oil tank in Weld County (credit: CBS)

2 More Oil Spills Caused By Flooding In Colorado

A total of 27,000 gallons of oil – the equivalent of about two storage tanks – have been spilled into the South Platte River from flood-damaged tanks as of Monday.

09/23/2013

A damaged oil tank in Weld County (credit: CBS)

New Oil Spills Found As Flood Delays Cleanup

More spills were revealed Friday in a Colorado oil field swamped by floodwaters as cleanup efforts remained stalled due to high waters and regulators cautioned that more oil releases were likely to be found in coming days.

09/20/2013

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