Natural gas

Gas leak closes Arbecam Avenue; Cortez Milling shuts down

A gas line break on West Arbecam Avenue in Cortez caused a portion of the street to be closed for a half-hour Friday while the line was plugged. A construction crew tearing down an old house broke...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Natural gas prices rising in La Plata County

The natural gas industry in La Plata County has reason to hope for a recovery with prices rising and plenty of approved drilling permits. The slowdown in the industry is at least partially...

DATE: July 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Drilling proposed north of Dolores

The Bureau of Land Management will offer 17 parcels totaling 17,632 acres in the Tres Rios Field Office at its Feb. 9, 2017, quarterly oil and gas lease sale. The BLM will hold the lease sale...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Consulting giant to close Durango offices

Engineering and environmental consulting giant CH2M will close its leased offices at Tech Center Drive in Durango. It is unclear when the location will be vacated, but CH2M spokeswoman Lorrie...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

ConocoPhillips to sell off assets in San Juan Basin

ConocoPhillips, the largest operator in the San Juan Basin, a natural gas and oil field that spans across northern New Mexico and Southwest Colorado, will sell off all its assets, the company...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

City Council weighs in on gas outage that hits hundreds

By Tuesday afternoon, Atmos Energy restored natural gas service to just over 100 customers out of the 750 who lost service in Durango. And by Tuesday evening, the Durango City Council was...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Atmos workers to work through night restoring gas service in Durango

Natural gas service slowly returned to more than 550 homes and businesses on Wednesday after an outage caused by an Atmos Energy contract crew that hit a line Tuesday. According to a “Morning...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rep. Scott Tipton urges federal agency to get rid of new methane rule

Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, joined 56 other members of Congress on Wednesday in signing and sending a letter to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell asking her to withdraw the Bureau of Land...

DATE: July 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec granny leads ‘Toxic Tour of Hell’

Shirley “Sug” McNall has become the black sheep among not only her family, but also the community in which she lives, and it’s not hard to see why. Her “Toxic Tour of Hell” exposes the ugly side of...

DATE: March 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Time to update methane regs?

In the vortex of the Four Corners methane hot spot, it’s only fitting the city of Farmington will hold one of only four public hearings across the country for a proposal aimed at updating...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Methane plume discussed at EPA hearing

DENVER – Four Corners residents spoke in Denver on Wednesday, highlighting health concerns stemming from a methane hot spot in the Southwest. The comments were offered at a hearing by the...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weld likely top gas producer

GREELEY (AP) – Weld County may soon become Colorado’s top county in terms of natural gas production. In the game of musical chairs that characterizes fossil-fuel energy production, no single county...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business