Oil and Gas
The ground around a northern Colorado wastewater injection well has been relatively quiet for more than two months, offering hope that a 10-month string of more than 200 small earthquakes might have subsided.
Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner made a rare joint appearance on Wednesday to address the future of oil and gas development in Colorado.
The rising water levels in northeastern Colorado have Colorado’s oil and gas industry taking action. More than 1,000 barrels of oil spilled from flooded tanks during the September 2013 floods. They want to make sure that doesn’t happen again.
A new plan for oil and gas development in energy-rich northwestern Colorado would ease restrictions on what time of year drilling rigs can operate on federal land if well sites are consolidated to minimize disruptions to the environment.
The head of the Colorado’s most visible oil and gas industry group is stepping down after more than five years on the job amid the state’s tumultuous drilling boom.
The commission that oversees oil and gas regulation in Colorado has adopted rules designed to limit spills during major floods like the one that struck the Front Range in 2013.
Any attempt to give local governments more control over oil and gas drilling in Colorado must protect the rights of people who own underground mineral rights, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday.
Democrats in the Colorado House have rejected a proposal to penalize communities that ban the drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
A Colorado task force is recommending that local governments be given a consulting role on some decisions about the location of large oil and gas facilities.
Colorado regulators are modifying some proposals and defending others designed to keep oilfield facilities safer during big floods like the one that hit the Front Range in 2013.