Colorado

Oxy Takes $1.3B for Western Properties, Propels Permian Carbon Capture Project Forward

Oxy Takes $1.3B for Western Properties, Propels Permian Carbon Capture Project Forward

Occidental Petroleum Corp. on Wednesday padded its bottom line with a big deal to sell a bundle of western properties, while boosting another venture to develop a massive carbon capture facility in its No. 1 Lower 48 play, the Permian Basin. The Houston-based independent, better known as Oxy, agreed to sell some Colorado, Utah and…

August 20, 2020
Citing Threats to Grouse and Climate, Enviros Sue BLM to Scrap Colorado Drilling Plan

Citing Threats to Grouse and Climate, Enviros Sue BLM to Scrap Colorado Drilling Plan

A coalition of environmental groups has filed a lawsuit to jettison a federal plan that would allow oil and gas drilling on public lands in southwestern Colorado. The six western U.S. groups filed the lawsuit against the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in U.S. District Court in Denver. The plaintiffs claim that…

August 20, 2020
Colorado Governor’s Opposition to Ballot Initiatives Unleashes DJ’s Full Potential, Says DCP CEO

Colorado Governor’s Opposition to Ballot Initiatives Unleashes DJ’s Full Potential, Says DCP CEO

DCP Midstream LP’s chief executive lauded Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ ability to forge agreement among the energy industry and environmental groups, saying it “ensured political and regulatory certainty” in the state “for years to come.” CEO Wouter van Kempen of Denver-based DCP referred to a recent report from the governor in which he noted that…

August 12, 2020
BLM Opening New Headquarters in Colorado

BLM Opening New Headquarters in Colorado

The Department of Interior’s Bureau (DOI) of Land Management (BLM) will move its headquarters from Washington, DC, to Grand Junction, CO, the agency said. “This relocation strengthens our relationship with communities in the West by ensuring decision makers are living and working closer to the lands they manage for the American people. This effort will…

August 11, 2020
Colorado Governor Appoints Five-Member Oil, Natural Gas Commission as Part of Legislative Overhaul

Colorado Governor Appoints Five-Member Oil, Natural Gas Commission as Part of Legislative Overhaul

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has appointed the members of a new, professional, five-member Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to replace the former nine-member volunteer group. The creation and subsequent transformation of the COGCC was mandated by state Senate Bill (SB) 181, which Polis signed into law last year. The legislation overhauled regulations governing…

June 26, 2020
Colorado Petition in the Works to Prevent Natural Gas Ban, Ensure Consumer Choice

Colorado Petition in the Works to Prevent Natural Gas Ban, Ensure Consumer Choice

Whilemajor citiesand municipalities across the country have taken steps to phase out natural gas in various ways, Colorado’s Protect Colorado is collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to ensure consumer choice for energy is protected.

June 16, 2020
Colorado Governor Hails Oil, Natural Gas Wellbore Integrity Rules as Nation’s ‘Most Protective’ for Groundwater

Colorado Governor Hails Oil, Natural Gas Wellbore Integrity Rules as Nation’s ‘Most Protective’ for Groundwater

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) on Wednesday adopted protective wellbore integrity rules that Gov. Jared Polis called “the most protective standards in the nation in terms of protecting groundwater in the development of oil and gas.”

June 12, 2020
Colorado Adopts Nation’s ‘Strongest’ Wellbore Integrity Rules to Protect Groundwater

Colorado Adopts Nation’s ‘Strongest’ Wellbore Integrity Rules to Protect Groundwater

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) on Wednesday adopted protective wellbore integrity rules that Gov. Jared Polis called “the most protective standards in the nation in terms of protecting groundwater in the development of oil and gas.”

June 11, 2020
Colorado Following Several States in Transportation Electrification Legislation

Colorado Following Several States in Transportation Electrification Legislation

Xcel Energy and Black Hills Energy, Colorado’s two investor-owned utilities, filed applications last week seeking to support plans for widespread electrification of transportation.

May 20, 2020
Colorado’s Boulder County Extends Moratorium on Oil, Gas Permitting, Seismic Testing

Colorado’s Boulder County Extends Moratorium on Oil, Gas Permitting, Seismic Testing

Boulder’s Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has extended the existing moratorium on accepting and processing new oil and gas development applications and on seismic testing to July 31.

March 4, 2020
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