Cory Gardner calls for Republican attack ad invoking deadly 2017 Firestone explosion to be taken down
The ad, run by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, attacks former Gov. John Hickenlooper. Erin Martinez, who survived the blast, has called it “horrifying”
Oil and gas and private donors paid for initiatives in Hickenlooper’s administration, investigation finds
The donations overlapped with state business but the governor’s office had no conflict of interest policy, The Colorado Sun and CBS4 found
Colorado’s oil and gas producers are slashing budgets, closing wells as demand and cash flow dwindles
Only six drilling rigs are operating in the Colorado, the fewest in 28 years, as companies face critical financial hurdles and increasing regulation.
Colorado oil and gas drillers’ hedges will keep cash flowing — for now — as prices plummet
Colorado’s biggest producers, including bankrupt Whiting Petroleum, have slashed capital budgets and cut salaries, but hedging will blunt the worst damage as per-barrel prices continue to drop.
Colorado announces $18.25 million fine against driller in fatal 2017 Firestone home explosion
The penalty was announced by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission at a news conference
Colorado oil and gas regulators are now pursuing penalties in deadly 2017 Firestone home explosion
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission said it was waiting for a final report on the blast from the NTSB. The report was released on Tuesday.
Decision to allow homes to be built near oil and gas drilling facilities contributed to fatal Firestone blast, NTSB says
Federal investigators found that the severed natural gas pipeline that caused the blast likely had been cut during 2015 construction of the same house it later destroyed
Colorado’s oil and gas battlefield (and campaign cash) is shifting to local elections
The industry already spends millions fighting municipal ballot measures and supporting candidates in areas where they operate
Chevron vaults into new league with $33B acquisition of Anadarko, one of Colorado’s largest oil and gas operators
The deal announced Friday comes with U.S. crude prices up 40% this year and vaults Chevron into a new league
Colorado oil and gas overhaul tips power toward local government. How that power is used will vary widely.
Towns and cities along the I-25 corridor, where drilling is closest to suburban neighborhoods, likely will be first to test the waters
The oil and gas industry is again spending big to stop more regulation in Colorado. This time, it’s not working.
The American Petroleum Institute is airing a TV ad and hiring more lobbyists in its campaign against an oil and gas bill
Judge dismisses shareholder lawsuit against Anadarko filed after deadly Firestone explosion
A Texas district judge ruled that the lawsuit did not support the claims that Anadarko leaders sacrificed safety for profits before the explosion in Firestone.
Oil rigs may draw protests, but Colorado’s pipelines could get pinched by Democratic lawmakers
Comments by Colorado House Speaker KC Becker confirm that oil and gas companies, pleased after voters killed setback rule, will be in crosshairs of Democratic majority
The top 10 corporate donors in Colorado’s 2018 election — and what they want
Oil and gas companies dominate the corporate spending and they are focused on two major ballot questions involving drilling.