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Firestone explosion

Firestone explosion
Firestone explosion

Kerr-McGee’s plan to drill oil and gas wells within 2,000 feet of homes in Firestone is rejected by regulators

Colorado’s largest producer can return with a revised plan, but advocacy groups are relieved the hard-fought buffer rule is preserved. For now.

Business

Colorado’s largest driller still wants to put wells within 2,000 feet of homes, but offers some concessions

Regulators tabled their decision after Colorado’s largest oil and gas producer says it will meet some health department demands and pay to monitor emissions.

Energy

Colorado’s largest oil and gas producer wants permission to drill closer than 2,000 feet from homes

A subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum wants exclusion from the state’s 2,000-foot buffer to drill 26 wells near 87 homes in Firestone. Critics say it would render new oil and gas rules useless. 

Business

Fine against KP Kauffman for leaks and spills upped to second largest ever by Colorado oil and gas regulators

Denver-based operator is facing $2 million fine for 22 violations at 7 sites. Founder says low oil prices, regulators, other oil companies and landowners hampered efforts.

Business

Every oil and gas well in Colorado must be pressure tested annually under new rules passed by regulators

The “most comprehensive in the country” well-integrity regulations resulted from a fatal home explosion in Firestone in 2017

Energy

“This penalty sends a message”: Colorado driller will pay $18.25 million for deadly 2017 Firestone home blast

The fine – the largest in the state’s history – was levied against Kerr-McGee for failing to properly maintain a flow line from a well, which led to an explosion that killed two men

Energy

Opinion: Colorado can take a big step to reduce risk to the people and environment posed by oil and gas

Opinion Columns

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

Energy

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.

Energy

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

Energy

Colorado lawmakers are using the deadly Firestone explosion as a fulcrum for change — just as Erin Martinez wanted

Erin Martinez, whose husband and brother were killed in the 2017 Firestone home explosion, knew her tragedy would be politicized if she spoke out in support of Senate Bill 181. And the blast has become front and center in the bill's debate.

Energy