RBC — The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Monday reported 8,027 drilling permits were issued in 2008, 26 percent higher than the previous record of 6,366 permits issued in 2007. According to the Rocky Mountain News, Garfield County led the way, accounting for 37 percent of the permits followed by Weld County with 27 percent. A permit does not necessarily mean that companies will drill, as reflected by a 36 percent drop in the past month in the number of rigs in the state.
MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has approved two new Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) leases to encourage industry to develop and test technologies aimed at developing oil shale resources on a commercial […]
RANGELY — Glenn Vawter’s fascination with oil shale began in 1958 when he participated in a field trip to this area while attending Colorado School of Mines. Related
RBC I As the comment period closes today on a plan that will determine the administration of more than 1.5 million acres of public lands in western Colorado, more than 500 hunters and anglers in […]