Proposed land swap discussed

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.

Williams hosts open house

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.

Bolton appointed chairman

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.”

Williams divides into two corporations

RBC I Williams has completed the process of separating the company’s businesses into two stand-alone, publicly traded corporations.

Letter to the Editor: County regulations not helpful

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.

Letter to the Editor: Obama obsessed with oil company taxes

Dear Editor: On Fortune magazine’s recent list of the most profitable companies in 2010, Exxon’s profit as a percent of revenues was 8.6 percent. By sharp contrast, Coca-Cola’s was 34 percent. Google’s was 29 percent.

RBC streamlines process

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.

BLM to hold public oil meetings

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.

Oil and gas forum

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. • BLM and USFS activity […]

Williams to increase Piceance production

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.

ExxonMobil donation gives Red Cross new set of wheels

Picture from left, John D. Estes, ExxonMobil Piceance external affairs adviser; Randy Bogart, chair of WCC’s Board of Directors and disaster response lead; Matt Briney, ExxonMobil Piceance operations superintendent; and David Hintch, executive director of WCC.

When a disaster strikes, the Red Cross Western Colorado Chapter promises to do what it takes to be there for those in need. Until recently, that included relying on MacGyver-like skills and a run-down emergency response truck better fit for the set of the Dukes of Hazzard.

Groups partner to clean up County Road 5

Natural gas operators, area contractors and county agencies will partner with numerous Rio Blanco County service organizations to conduct the fourth annual trash removal project along County Road 5 this Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.