RBC I The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released the draft White River Resource Management Plan Oil and Gas Amendment, which will help guide oil and gas development in northwestern Colorado’s Piceance Basin during the next 20 years.
MEEKER I A proposed land swap between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and XTO Energy will be the topic of a public presentation hosted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Meeker on Tuesday, June 19, from 7-8 p.m. in the Meeker Service Center at 73485 Hwy. 64.
RBC — Northwest Pipeline GP (Northwest), one of the Williams Companies, currently owns and operates an interstate natural gas pipeline which crosses portions of Rio Blanco County. The pipeline provides natural gas service to several states throughout the west including markets in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
RBC I Shawn Bolton was elected chairman of the Rio Blanco County Board of County Commissioners at its first meeting of 2012 and said he is “looking forward to this year.”
RBC I Williams has completed the process of separating the company’s businesses into two stand-alone, publicly traded corporations.
Dear Editor: It is disconcerting that counties like Arapahoe, Elbert, Douglas and El Paso are trying to pass county-specific regulations for oil and gas.
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RBC I “We’ve been working on this process for more than a year,” Rio Blanco County commissioner chairman Kai Turner said of the resolution to streamline the permitting process for drilling well pads.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) White River Field Office (WRFO) will host two public open houses for the second round of Oil Shale Research Development and Demonstration (RD&D) leases.
RBC I The Northwest Colorado Oil and Gas forum will meet today, March 3, at Colorado Mountain College, starting at 10 a.m. The open public comment/question period will begin at 11:40 a.m. Tentative agenda items include: • State, Federal, county and industry updates on Northwest Colorado oil and gas activity.
RBC I Williams, which has the largest operation in the Piceance Basin, will add another rig in the Piceance by the end of the year, or sooner, as part of its effort to increase production in the next two years, the Grand Junction Sentinel reported Aug. 16.