Oil and Gas

Earthquakes Near Colorado Wastewater Well DecreaseThe 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.
Rare Joint Appearance: Hickenlooper, Gardner Address Future Of Oil & GasGov. 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.
Rising Water Levels Put Colorado Oil & Gas On AlertThe 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.
Feds Offer Tradeoff For Gas Drilling In Northwest ColoradoA 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.
Head Of Colorado Oil, Gas Industry Group Stepping DownThe 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.
Colorado Oil, Gas Regulators OK Rules To Limit Flood DamageThe 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.
Governor: Oil, Gas Rules Must Protect Mineral Owners' RightsAny 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.
Colorado House Rejects Drill-Limit PenaltiesDemocrats in the Colorado House have rejected a proposal to penalize communities that ban the drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
Oil-Gas Panel Suggests Consulting Role For Local GovernmentA 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 Oil, Gas Regulators To Discuss Flooding RulesColorado 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.
State Senator: Residents Don't Have Good Access To Oil, Gas PlansA Democratic lawmaker says Coloradans don't have good access to information about oil and gas drilling that might occur near homes and schools.
Task Force Likely Won't Suggest Bigger Buffer Zone For WellsProposals to increase the required distance between houses and oil and gas wells probably won't be among the recommendations a state task force presents to Gov. John Hickenlooper after backers said Tuesday they didn't have the votes.

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