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.
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
MEEKER I Thanks to ExxonMobil, local emergency services, community and industry, representatives from Garfield, Rio Blanco, Mesa and Moffat counties received specialized training Nov. 13-15 on responding to major emergency and disaster situations. Related
RBC I Researchers in Colorado just came forward with a shocking claim: hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” the decades-old method of using a high-velocity mixture of water, sand and chemicals to blast through rock to release […]