COLORADO SPRINGS - Energy companies may soon be drilling for oil and natural gas near Colorado Springs neighborhoods. City Council held a work session Tuesday hear from members of the state oil and gas commission about new environmental restrictions on drilling.
Oil companies have expressed interest in drilling wells... more »
El Paso County inspectors say there were no hazardous materials released in spill of 1.8 million gallons of water at an oil and gas exploration site in the eastern part of the county.
This was at an oil and gas exploration site run by Hilcorp Energy Company on Meyers... more »
A second company has approval to begin drilling for oil in eastern El Paso County.
"We have been trying to get a little bit of information from the operators to see if they've found anything, and they're very, very silent right now," says County Commission Chairwoman Amy Lathen, but... more »
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Loveland is taking steps to regulate oil and natural gas producers. Councilors directed city staff to develop a "statement of direction" following news that Anadarko Petroleum Corp. had applied for drilling permits on the eastern edge of the city. Nearby, Greeley and Longmont have adopted oil... more »
El Paso County's moratorium on oil and gas operations ended Monday night. The Board of County Commissioners passed a set of regulations and is opening up the permit application process.
The regulations passed by the board in Monday night's meeting were a smaller version than had been proposed through... more »
On the eve of a four-month moratorium ending on oil and gas operations, on Tuesday El Paso County Commissioners passed regulations to handle the industry moving forward; even with state officials expressing "grave concern." The regulations were a much smaller version than was originally proposed by the planning commission.
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DENVER (AP) - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is speaking to the Colorado Oil & Gas Association.
Hickenlooper speaks to the group's annual Energy Epicenter Conference in Denver on Tuesday morning.
The remarks come four days after the Democratic governor nominated four new members to the nine-member Colorado Oil... more »
DENVER (AP) - A group for hunters and anglers says oil and gas companies operating in three northwest Colorado counties have reported almost 1,000 spills totaling about 5.6 million gallons of wastewater, oil, chemicals and other fluids from 2001 to 2010.
The Bull Moose Sportsmen's Alliance said Thursday its... more »