Boom coming, eventually

Former Meeker attorney and geologist Frank Cooley, accompanied by his daughter, attempted the “impossible” Tuesday night: compressing 63 years of knowledge and experience about oil shale into a 25-minute presentation before Meeker’s board of trustees (left to right) Rodney Gerloff, John Strate and Mayor Mandi Etheridge. (Not pictured: Dan Conrado, Katelin Cook and Andy Thomson.)

MEEKER I “I’ve believed we were going to see the (oil shale) boom next Wednesday for the past 55 years.” After more than a half century, Frank Cooley is just as certain the boom is coming as ever.

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.

New website to provide “fracking” data

Many Colorado oil and gas operators will be voluntarily participating in a new website that allows the public to obtain information on the chemicals used to hydraulically fracture a well.

Shale comment time extended

RBC — The Bureau of Land Management announced today that it will accept public comment on the Oil Shale-Tar Sands Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for an additional 30 days.

New study reduces water use needed for oil shale

GLENWOOD SPRINGS I A new study has drastically reduced projections of water needs for oil shale development.