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 […]
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.
Two new oil spills have been discovered as inspectors continue to survey flooding damage to oil and gas wells in Weld County.
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.
Colorado’s flooding shut down hundreds of natural gas and oil wells in the state’s main petroleum-producing region and triggered at least two spills, temporarily suspending a multibillion-dollar drilling frenzy and sending inspectors into the field to gauge the extent of pollution.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. says it is producing more than 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in the Wattenberg Field in northeast Colorado.