A five-year Colorado Parks and Wildlife research project is improving techniques to restore wildlife habitat in northwest Colorado’s Piceance Basin after intense energy development.
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.
Meeker Chamber of Commerce director Katelin Cook thanked area energy operators, including representatives from EnCana, Shell and Williams, and the 15 groups of volunteers who helped clean up Rio Blanco County Road 5 (Piceance Creek) last Saturday. Energy operators donated $500 to each non-profit group organized by Cook and Rangely
GLENWOOD SPRINGS I A new study has drastically reduced projections of water needs for oil shale development.
RBC — Williams Production RMT announced last week it has begun drilling its 3,000th natural gas well in the Piceance Basin.
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
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.
RBC — Williams will continue to be an active player in the Piceance Basin, but not at the same level it has been in the past few years.
RBC — Northwest Colorado, with concerns about the slowdown in oil and gas activity, received some good economic news last week with the announcement the Rifle Correctional Center would remain open.
RBC — The Rio Blanco County Road and Bridge Department will impose its annual Spring Load Restriction as soon as the spring thaw begins.
RBC — It was a big news week for Shell Oil. First, it was announced Jan. 7 that Shell had filed for water rights on the Yampa River. The water would be used for the company’s future oil shale operations.