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 »
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado Boulder has won a $12 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study how to maximize benefits of natural gas development while minimizing harms. Professor Joseph Ryan of CU-Boulder's civil, environmental and architectural engineering department will lead a team of... 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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AURORA, Colo. (AP) - ConocoPhillips has tentatively agreed to pay Colorado $137 million for oil and gas underlying the old Lowry bombing range in Arapahoe County. The Denver Post reports that an agreement signed Friday covers 21,048 acres. In addition to the $137 million ConocoPhillips would give the Colorado State... more »
(AP) - China's Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corp. has agreed to buy Canadian oil and gas company Daylight Energy Ltd. for about $2.2 billion Canadian ($2.1 billion U.S.).
Daylight Energy said Sunday that purchase price amounts to a 43.6 percent premium over the average price of the... more »
Federal regulators are holding public meetings on air pollution standards for oil and gas operations as part of a settlement with two citizens groups.
The first meetings were in the Dallas area Monday. The Environmental Protection Agency is holding more meetings Tuesday in Denver.
The EPA agreed to... more »
State officials say population growth fueled by the western Colorado energy boom is slowing down in Grand Junction and surrounding Mesa County.
But the state Demographer's Office says the area's population isn't expected to shrink. Elizabeth Garner, the state demographer, says Mesa County's growth rate may not pick up... more »
Colorado Republicans are vowing to fight plans by Gov. Bill Ritter to eliminate tax breaks and release prisoners to balance the state budget. Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry, a Republican from Fruita, says the Democratic governor could save money by firing many of the 2,000 new state employees he hired... more »