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Extraction Oil and Gas
Extraction Oil and Gas

Opinion: If we don’t drill for oil and gas on federal lands, we’ll buy it from Russia

Production from public lands is some of the most sustainable in the world. Banning it won’t cut global emissions or reduce costs

Opinion Columns

Nearly half of Colorado’s 52,000 wells produce little or no oil. Who’ll pay to plug them?

Rules are being drafted to cover the cost of cleaning up obsolete wells. But for rural farmers and suburban homeowners, idle pipes and pump jacks are a daily reminder of how complex and expensive the process is.

Energy

Two Colorado oil companies announce merger, the latest in a consolidating industry

Bonanza Creek Energy and Extraction Oil & Gas are combining to create Civitas Energy

Energy

Colorado oil and gas emissions rules begin to tighten, but gaps open over what is monitored, by whom and where

Western Slope commissioners say rules designed to pull the Front Range into federal ozone compliance are an “economic risk” for northwest Colorado

Energy

Oil and gas does about-face as six-week overhaul of Colorado drilling regulations begins

Operators for years groused about the danger of a “patchwork” of regulations. Now they’re focused on letting local governments have control.

Energy

Colorado increases tax on oil and gas operators to fund a $3.4 million shortfall in regulators’ budget

The drilling industry supported the move after the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission opted not to increase the tax by a larger margin

Business

Opinion: Oil and gas bankruptcies are problematic for Colorado taxpayers

Opinion Columns

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.

Business

Environmentalists worry Colorado will see a surge of abandoned oil and gas wells as industry tanks

The number of temporarily abandoned oil and gas wells is up 37% from last year, but Colorado regulators say they still have the time -- and money -- to inspect them

Energy

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.

Energy

The 2020 battle to control Colorado’s state Senate is shaping up to be a big money election

Four super PACs tied to Democrats and Republicans in the state legislature and 2020 ballot committees reported millions in donations in the latest reports

Politics and Government

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

Energy

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

Politics and Government

How would new regulations impact the oil and gas industry in Colorado? Here’s what we know.

One of the most debated points of the Colorado legislation is its economic impact, but both sides acknowledge they don’t know all the answers

Politics and Government

Colorado regulators OK forced pooling for controversial Broomfield drill site that prompted lawsuit

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted 5-1 to allow Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. to use a process called forced pooling to tap oil and gas belonging to several owners

Energy

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.

Politics and Government

Boulder County fights with finesse — and an all-out assault — to stop drilling on public open space

History, common law, suggest Crestone, North 8 have the right to frack on land owned by Boulder County or covered by conservation easements

Energy