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1 year 2 days ago

Environmental concerns over fracking during floods

There have been claims swirling around the internet, suggesting that the news media is covering up an environmental disaster in Northern Colorado. Those claims are on Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites, concerning possible fracking fluid and other chemicals contaminating the environment due to flooding in Weld County. ...

1 year 2 months ago

Gas prices keep going up

No matter how much you drive, you've probably noticed that gas prices have gone way up. AAA says the average price of a gallon of regular is now $3.61. That's up 14 cents from just a week ago. That only begins to tell the story. Analysts say you...

1 year 2 months ago

Gas prices expected to rise

If you think the cost of gasoline is too high, brace yourself for even more shock. Gasoline is expected to spike during the next several days, jumping ten to twenty cents per gallon. Industry experts blame rising oil prices and demand during this peak driving season. AAA reports the...

1 year 3 months ago

Vacationers may find no frills this year

A lot of summer vacation travel starts this weekend, and this year, things may be a bit different at your destination. The Hilton announces it's cutting out room service at its Midtown Manhattan hotel. It's a trend that travel experts say we should soon expect from other hotels, too....

1 year 7 months ago

Hickenlooper promotes gas drilling at DC hearing

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says natural gas drilling is helping the economic recovery and reducing pollution but requires strong regulation now that wells are coming closer to populated areas. Hickenlooper made the comments Tuesday in Washington, D.C. before a U.S. Senate committee looking at the opportunities and...

1 year 8 months ago

Council discusses oil and gas drilling

COLORADO SPRINGS - As part of a work session, members of the Colorado Springs City Council are hearing presentations from representatives of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to get a better understanding of their power to regulate drilling within the city. The COGCC established new rules...

1 year 8 months ago

Groups try to limit testimony at oil, gas hearings

DENVER (AP) - Groups representing Colorado's oil and gas industry, farmers, ranchers and homebuilders are trying to block people who live near drilling sites from testifying at state rulemaking hearings next week. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is holding the hearings starting Monday on new proposed drilling rules....

2 years 1 month ago

Four from Tennessee suffer from gas poisoning

Fire officials say four people were taken to hospitals after nearly dying from carbon monoxide gas poisoning in a southeast Shelby County home. Shelby County Fire Department spokesman Brent Perkins says a relative of the four victims called 911 after getting no response from inside the home Wednesday morning. Firefighters...

2 years 6 months ago

Tips to improving your fuel efficiency

Did you know there are things you can do to get the most miles for your fuel? As the price for gas continues to rise, drivers are now looking to improve their fuel efficiency. "Aggressive driving is a terrible gas waster," says Philip Reed from Edmunds.com, adding that, "It...

2 years 7 months ago

Skyway Elementary evacuated

Skyway Elementary in Colorado Springs has been evacuated as a precaution because of a natural gas leak near the school. Parents say they were notified through RSS feed, email and text alert. "They do a great job. I'm never really worried about him." Phyllis Caunt said as she...

2 years 7 months ago

Gas Prices Up

Gas prices have shot up 8 cents in the last week. We're now averaging $2.99 a gallon. A local petroleum company believes the prices at the pump will continue to rise, especially with the US Embassy closing operations in Syria today. "Anytime you have any sort of trouble in the...

2 years 9 months ago

Petroleum wastewater facility files bankruptcy

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A Western Slope company that disposes wastewater from oil and gas companies has filed for bankruptcy. The Daily Sentinel reports De Beque-area Black Mountain Recycling filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month. The move came two weeks after a judge granted receivership to the...

3 years 1 month ago

Gas prices dip slightly

Gas prices in Colorado fell last week by 2.2 cents per gallon, slightly less than the national average which fell 4.7 cents/gallon. According to the price website ColoradoGasPrices.com, the state-wide average of $3.45 per gallon of unleaded gasoline remains lower than the national average of $3.60. Prices were expected...

3 years 1 month ago

No relief at the pump

Believe it or not, price per barrel of crude oil is about the same as it was in 2009 -- anywhere from $83 to $85 dollars says University of Colorado at Colorado Springs economist Fred Crowley -- but the price at the pump is $0.30 = $0.40 cents higher. ...

3 years 2 months ago

Inflation pressures ease as gas prices fall

WASHINGTON (AP) - Companies paid less for raw materials and factory goods in June, evidence that inflation pressures are weakening as gas prices fall. The Labor Department says that the Producer Price Index, which measures price changes before they reach the consumer, declined 0.4 percent in June, the steepest drop...

3 years 2 months ago

Conoco-Phillips to split

NEW YORK (AP) - ConocoPhillips, the nation's third-largest oil company, says it will split itself into two separate publicly traded companies and its CEO and Chairman Jim Mulva plans to retire once the transaction is complete. Its shares jumped almost 5 percent in premarket trading. Conoco said Thursday...

3 years 2 months ago

Drilling permit process streamlined

DENVER (AP) - Rep. Mike Coffman has introduced legislation to streamline the process for getting oil and gas drilling permits on leases of federal land. The trade groups Western Energy Alliance and Colorado Oil and Gas Association support the Colorado Republican's bill. The Bureau of Land Management has...

3 years 4 months ago

Used cars a hot trade item

Right now people are getting some of the highest trade in values for their used cars. Trading in a gas-sipper will bring in even more money. We're speaking with local car dealers tonight on News First 5 at 10.

3 years 4 months ago

Gas prices once again rising

Gas prices are up once again. Right now we are paying the most we've ever paid during springtime. In Colorado Springs and Pueblo a gallon of regular has jumped up 56 cents since February according to AAA. "It's terrible. It's like another monthly bill." says Erica as she filled up...

3 years 4 months ago

Interested in some free gas?

A chance to win some free gas is something we all could use these days. To promote tourism in the city, the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is launching their ‘Tank Full of Summer Savings' campaign. As Chelsy Murphy, from the CVB, says, "People are thinking,...

3 years 4 months ago

Tank full of summer savings...and gas

The Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau launches their "Tank Full of Summer Saving" campaign. It's meant to encourage visitors to come and travel in Southern Colorado during the summer months. It combines free gas cards when you book stays with certain lodging properties, go to certain restaurants...

3 years 6 months ago

Gas prices still on the rise

It seems every week you're paying more at the pump. One of the worst areas hit, a gas station in Florida near the Orlando International Airport. The price? Try $5.39 for a gallon of regular! Here in Southern Colorado it's not as bad, but we've still seen an increase over...

3 years 6 months ago

Pinon Truck Stop closes

Pinon Truck Stop, also known as the Rocky Mountain Travel Center, which has served truckers and motorists for nearly five decades, has closed. After battling soaring costs, declining profits and trouble getting bank loans, the popular I-25 stop turned off its pumps, shut down the cafe and closed the...

3 years 7 months ago

Bracing for high heating bills

All the cold weather we've had over the last few weeks could leave you with sticker shock when the utility bill comes in the mail. Last Tuesday alone, Colorado Springs Utilities customers set a record for natural gas consumption of nearly 2 and a half times a typical winter day's...

3 years 7 months ago

Help paying for utility bills

Our heaters are working over time as temperatures are expected to dip well below zero again today. All of that extra usage could leave customers with sticker shock when their bill comes in the mail. To help keep utility bills manageable, Colorado Springs Utilities customers can enroll the budget...

3 years 7 months ago

Heating help

Our heaters are working over time as temperatures are expected to dip well below zero again today. All of that extra usage could leave customers with sticker shock when their bill comes in the mail. To help keep utility bills manageable, Colorado Springs Utilities customers can enroll the budget...

3 years 7 months ago

Group drops lawsuit over Colorado oil, gas rules

DENVER (AP)-The Colorado Oil and Gas Association said Thursday it is withdrawing its lawsuit challenging Colorado oil and gas rules that took effect in 2009. Industry officials had said the rules, aimed at balancing development with protections for human health and the environment, were among the country's most restrictive....

3 years 7 months ago

Colorado reviews whether drillers used diesel fuel

DENVER (AP)-The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is reviewing whether companies have injected fluids containing diesel fuel into the ground to help extract oil and gas in Colorado. On Monday, congressional Democrats, including Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette, said they found that from 2005 to 2009, companies have injected...

3 years 7 months ago

Egypt conflict affecting oil prices

Any trip to the pump lately likely hasn't been cheap. Oil prices are once again going up. "The market showed that it went up substantially on Friday, about $3.70 a barrel." explains Harlan Ochs, President of Acorn Petroleum in Colorado Springs. Part of that rise can be attributed to...

3 years 7 months ago

New gas pipeline to run through N. Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - An Oklahoma company plans to build a natural gas pipeline that will ship gas from Montana and connect with the existing Overland Pass pipeline in northern Colorado. The Tribune in Greeley reports that representatives of Oneok Partners of Tulsa, Okla., met with Weld County commissioners...

3 years 8 months ago

Natural gas leak in Fountain

Firefighters are on the scene of a gas line leak in Fountain. A natural gas line was cut this morning at Link Road and Circle C Road. The gas line is four inches in diameter. Link Road is closed from Lazy W Road to Ermel Road.

3 years 10 months ago

Two Pueblo schools closed

Pueblo District 60 has decided to cancel classes today at Hellbeck Elementary and Beulah Heights Elementary because of a natural gas line leak. Students were transported to South High School. Parents can pick them up at the school auditorium, but must show identification. This started when a natural...

3 years 10 months ago

Americans plan to travel more

AAA Colorado today projects the number of Thanksgiving holiday travelers in the Mountain States of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, will increase 10.7 percent from 2009. Approximately 3 million travelers plan to take a trip at least 50 miles away from home. Nationally, 42.2 million Americans...

3 years 11 months ago

Doomed balloon plunged from sky at 50 mph

A balloon carrying a Colorado woman and her flight partner plunged from the sky at 50 mph, making survival of the pair unlikely. Carol Rymer-Davis of Denver and Richard Abruzzo of Albuquerque have been missing since Wednesday, when their balloon disappeared during a thunderstorm over the Adriatic Sea. The...

3 years 11 months ago

Black Hills moving on power plant construction

Construction in underway on two new natural gas power plants near the Pueblo Memorial Airport. Black Hills Energy is spending more than $400 million to build the complex, which is located off of Pete Jimenez Parkway. On Tuesday, Pueblo County Commissioners approved an incentive agreement with the energy company. Black...

4 years 4 hours ago

Battlement Mesa health study coming out

Battlement Mesa residents are awaiting a report on the health effects of oil and gas drilling. Environmental and health officials planned to release a draft Monday of the study on the proposal by Antero Resources to drill up to 200 wells near Parachute. Residents in the community of...

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