Gas and Oil

Tribal leaders take aim at oil and gas

BERNALILLO, N.M. — Native American activists and tribal leaders from around New Mexico are joining the chorus of environmentalists who have been fighting for years to stop oil and gas development....

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hopis reject political establishment in vote for top leaders

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A small northern Arizona tribe has chosen new leadership as it faces the loss of coal royalties that make up a huge chunk of its budget. Tim Nuvangyaoma won the Hopi chairman’s...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Methane levels spike in man’s water near Ignacio

IGNACIO – Daryl Adams takes a box of matches, walks over to the faucet in his Ignacio home and puts the flame to the stream of tap water, not knowing if, at any moment, the water will catch fire....

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New hiring marks possible turning point for Four Corners energy industry

FARMINGTON, N.M. – Jobs in the energy industry are slowly coming back to northwest New Mexico, marking a shift after several setbacks in commodity pricing and market demand for U.S. oil and gas....

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Controversy burns over methane rule

In 2014, the Bureau of Land Management held its first meeting to discuss updating nearly 30-year-old regulations on the leaking of methane waste from more than 100,000 oil and gas wells on public...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

What if the gas boom doesn’t come back?

The one constant in the oil and gas industry is the boom-bust cycle. Prices spike, drillers rush in. Prices drop and the drilling ends. But what if the boom doesn’t come back? Some in the industry...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

State oil and gas agency fines deceased well operator more than $650,000

Colorado regulators on Monday fined a La Plata County oil and gas operator more than $650,000 for several outstanding violations at a well site near Redmesa, about 20 miles southwest of Durango. At...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Evidence links quakes on Colorado border to energy waste wells

DENVER – Scientists say they have more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border since 2001 has been caused by wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM pulls plan to auction oil and gas lease near Shenandoah

A 40-acre tract on the southern border of the Shenandoah subdivision has been pulled from an oil and gas lease sale that is slated for March, according to a spokesman with the Bureau of Land...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

State is on the hook to clean up oil and gas wells

Two oil and gas companies that abandoned more than 50 wells in La Plata County have put Colorado regulators on the hook for one of the largest cleanup projects in the state. “This is a fairly...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

National tribal group calls for drilling moratorium around Chaco

ALBUQUERQUE – The National Congress of American Indians has waded into the debate over oil and gas development in northwestern New Mexico, calling for a moratorium on drilling in the region...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Energy industry sues Denver suburb over oil, gas regulations

DENVER – The energy industry has sued a Denver suburb over its new rules for oil and gas drilling, saying they illegally conflict with state rules. The Denver Post reported the Colorado Oil and Gas...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business