Retiree honored…

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Ken Hoyt, meter reader/warehouseman for Moon Lake Electric, retired from the cooperative after 30 years of service. He was recently honored by the board of directors for his contributions. He is shown with Grant J. Earl, general manager/CEO, and Tamara Vincent, board president.

ExxonMobil makes $41 billion purchase of XTO

RBC I ExxonMobil and XTO Energy, two of the energy players in the Piceance Basin, announced Monday an all-stock agreement valued at $41 billion, Exxon’s biggest purchase since buying Mobil Corp. 10 years ago. The acquisition — pending shareholder and regulatory approval — will result in creation of a new organization focused on developing sources […]

Emergency training includes simulation

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.

Williams subsidiary get OK for gas pipeline

RBC I Northwest Pipeline, a subsidiary of Williams, has received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to place its 24-inch diameter natural gas transmission pipeline known as the Colorado Hub Connection into service.

Williams’ Willow Creek plant at full power

RBC I Williams announced that the 450-million-cubic-feet-per-day (MMcfd) Willow Creek natural gas processing plant in western Colorado’s Piceance Basin has achieved full processing operations. The plant began operations on Aug. 7.

Meeker Energy Expo set for Sept. 23

MEEKER I John Harpole, founder and president of Mercator Energy of Littleton, a natural gas services, brokerage and research company, will be the speaker at the second annual Energy Information Expo on Sept. 23 at the Fairfield Center in Meeker.

Williams buys $258 million in properties

RBC I Williams announced Monday that it has agreed to purchase additional properties in the Piceance valley east of the company’s existing assets from a private company for approximately $258 million.

Chevron donation

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RANGELY | Chevron USA recently donated $36,000 to Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) for support of its energy programs.

ExxonMobil makes $590,000 gift to Meeker School District

Jim Branch, ExxonMobil’s Piceance project executive, said the gift to the Meeker School District was an example of the company “investing in the communities in which we operate.”

RBC I As far as the Meeker School District is concerned, energy company ExxonMobil deserves an A+.

Slide Show: Williams Gas Plant Tour

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Williams Gas Co. employess lead a group of local officials on a tour of the construction site of the company’s new gas plant in the Piceance Basin.

EnCana, DOW produce wildlife impact video

RBC I EnCana and the Colorado Division of Wildlife have produced a training DVD that gives energy workers information to minimize impacts to Colorado wildlife and wildlife habitat. “Wildlife in Colorado: What You Need to Know” is designed to give energy workers a basic overview of the animals they might encounter when working in Colorado’s […]

Experts provide information on energy projects

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RBC I More than 40 community leaders attended an informational meeting June 10 in Meeker, with Don McClure, vice president of EnCana, and Dean Tinsley, director Piceance Highlands Division for Williams Energy, at Mountain Valley Bank.