Slide Show: Williams Gas Plant Tour


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


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.

Williams gas plant update


Steve Allen, right, Meeker fire chief, visits with Jeff Madison, Rio Blanco County natural resources specialist and planning director, during a tour June 4 of the new Williams Gas Plant in the Piceance Basin.

Learn about ExxonMobil’s Piceance Project


MEEKER — Join ExxonMobil for a community open house 4-6 p.m. June 24. Fairfield Center 200 Main St. Meeker, CO

Company will map, GPS oil and gas wells

MEEKER — Visual Lease Services has been contracted by Rio Blanco County to GPS and map all oil and gas wells, compressor stations, gas plants, pipelines and lease roads in the county.

Williams OK’d for new Piceance Basin pipeline


RBC — Willliams announced Monday it received approval to construct a new pipeline that will connect the Meeker/White River hub, a regional production area hub, with an existing mainline system south of Rangely. Williams anticipates starting construction on the project in May.

Western Colo. rig count down 71 percent

RBC (AP) — New figures show the natural gas rig count in western Colorado’s Piceance Basin has taken a bigger percentage drop than in Utah’s Uinta Basin and the entire state of Wyoming. Carter Mathies of Arista Midstream Services, a Golden-based energy services company, told The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction that the Piceance rig […]

Moon Lake manager expresses concern about proposed cap-and-trade system

RANGELY — Expensive. That’s the one word Grant Earl uses to describe a proposal by President Barack Obama to impose a cap-and-trade system on carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Williams also challenging county tax

RBC — ExxonMobil isn’t alone in challenging Rio Blanco County’s application of the use tax. At a meeting last month, County Attorney Kent Borchard told commissioners the Williams Companies had also appealed its use tax. “Everyone that is objecting is objecting for the same reasons as ExxonMobil,” Borchard said last week. “They are trying to […]

County gets day in court

Colorado Supreme Court accepts petition against ExxonMobil RBC — As has been his habit every Monday morning, Malcolm Murray, the attorney representing Rio Blanco County in its dispute with ExxonMobil, logged on to the Colorado Supreme Court Web site, to see what new cases the court had accepted.

Here’s Rio Blanco County … by the numbers

County Assessor Renae Neilson knows her numbers. Speaking at an meeting last month of Rio Blanco County Democrats, Neilson, who, by the way, is a Republican, recited figures mostly off the top of her head, with very few notes.