Frederick, and its neighbor Dacono, are appealing to state regulators to force K.P. Kauffman to plug and abandon wells developers say are making them look elsewhere.
K.P. Kauffman was supposed to pay its fines and remediate 78 sites by Aug. 1 or stop operating in Colorado. A judge agreed to stay that order while the company sues to block it from taking effect.
The plans seek to meet new state financial requirements, but some smaller operators are hoping to put up only a fraction of the needed funds.
KPK says it must sell oil and gas or its 1,200 wells may end up orphaned. Regulators say they don’t appreciate the threats.
State’s regulators reinstated a large fine set aside when KPK promised to clean up leaks and spills because just a tiny fraction of the work is done
KPK says it will be in better financial condition if it sells northeastern Colorado wells to a company proposing to use them for a carbon capture project.
Frustrated, but patient, state oil and gas regulators on Monday gave the troubled KP Kauffman Co. one more, six-month chance to clean up its act or face close to $1 million in fines — or worse. The Denver-based oil and gas operator, which runs 1,200 low-producing wells around the state, is under an agreement to […]
THORNTON – An oil and gas rig whirled away on a recent winter day, just a few hundred feet from the swings and slides in Talon View Park. It wasn’t drilling a well, but plugging a string of old, played-out ones – save four of them. Those four may not be plugged, even though the […]
Front Range oil and gas company KP Kauffman has agreed to a comprehensive clean-up of spills and releases from wells, tanks, and flowlines at 74 sites under a “global” remediation plan and to pay a $795,000 fine – just about a fifth of what state regulators initially sought. The compliance agreement was approved by the […]
After concluding that oil and gas operator KP Kauffman had engaged in “a pattern of violations” fines for the company were boosted to $2 million, the second largest penalty ever issued by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. In August, the commission levied a $1.8 million fine on the company, known as KPK, for […]