oil and gas
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.
Colorado regulators move forward with controversial new rule to slash greenhouse gas emissions
“We can’t keep doing the same thing over and over” to cut oil and gas emissions, strategist says as first-in-the-nation “intensity target” regulation moves on to full hearing in December.
A new rule to slash oil and gas emissions appeals to the industry, but Colorado activists worry it won’t work
The proposed "intensity target" rule aims to slash carbon emissions from the oil and gas industry by 60%. But the targets are based on data that doesn’t exist.
Opinion: Colorado’s leadership on methane control is reducing greenhouse gases — and increasing jobs
Only one state has more employers devoted to methane mitigation
Colorado oil and gas company slapped with $1.6 million fine — one of the largest ever from state regulators
KP Kauffman, which operates 1,200 low-producing oil and gas wells on the Front Range, was sanctioned for a string of violations from improperly storing waste to failing to report and address spills
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.
Business records tie Lauren Boebert to husband’s natural gas consulting firm
The Garfield County Republican’s husband, Jayson Boebert, reported nearly $1 million in payments from a natural gas drilling company that operates in the Western Slope over a two-year span
Biden administration to appeal order blocking oil, gas lease pause
The moratorium was imposed after Biden signed executive orders on Jan. 27 to fight climate change
Oil and gas company KP Kauffman may lose right to operate in Colorado due to alleged environmental violations
The operator of 1,200 oil and gas wells on Colorado’s Front Range faces 70 pages of alleged violations in hearing with regulators that starts Tuesday.
Opinion: Congress should strengthen bonding requirements for abandoned oil and gas wells
Otherwise, taxpayers pay for cleaning up orphaned wells on Colorado’s federally owned lands
Adams County adopts new oil and gas regulations that critics say will effectively ban drilling
Adams is one of the first Colorado counties to adopt new drilling regulations under Senate Bill 181
An oil company that no longer exists faces a $344,000 fine Colorado doesn’t expect to collect. But that’s the point.
COGCC spent four years chasing a rogue oil company that left a mess in Huerfano County. Levying a fine it can’t collect lets the state grab a bond posted by Alta Mesa Resources to do the clean up.
Opinion: Another factor to keep in mind in Colorado’s oil and gas communities — healthy minds
We must have a larger community vision where we promote health and realize that how we are operating right now leads to chronic stress, depression and anxiety.
87 Front Range oil and gas wells ordered to shut down after operator KP Kauffman fails to clean up spills
Ditch companies and farmers have been harmed by KP Kauffman’s unfinished work to mop up after flowlines leaked, state regulators say
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
Opinion: A Colorado labor leader reminds Biden that supporting workers and the environment is not an either-or choice
Biden’s decision to rescind the permit of the Keystone XL pipeline is the kind of over-correction that brings unintended consequences, especially for labor.
Joe Biden’s plan would spend $16B to clean up old mines and oil wells and support jobs to do it
Colorado Sen. Bennet also has introduced legislation to to clean up federal well and mine sites and strengthen bond requirements for drilling on public lands.
This Erie neighborhood is ground zero for Colorado’s collision of fracking and housing
Families who bought in Colliers Hill thought they were moving to an outdoor paradise. But the fine print in Colorado’s oil and gas regulations has rattled their lives.
As climate fight shifts to oil, Joe Biden faces a formidable foe in the West
New drilling permits spiked during Trump's final months in office. As a result, some companies with the biggest presence on public lands have announced that they are ready to weather changes under Biden.
Opinion: As a nurse practitioner, I see first hand how oil and gas pollution makes our communities sick
I spoke out with fellow nurses to urge the Biden administration to take on environmental racism and injustices as our nation continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.