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8 reasons for developing Leviathan gas field

The gas outline agreement that was approved by the Israeli cabinet yesterday is a necessary condition for developing the huge Leviathan gas field but not enough in itself. As the field’s development will cost $6.5 billion, the only thing that will ensure the reservoir’s potential will be realized is gas contracts. According to sources in the natural gas and energy ...

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Colorado gas bubble

Coloradans are used to gas prices staying high through Labor Day but a price spike this week caused more than a few heads to turn. On Wednesday, the average price in Pueblo jumped about 20 cents, going from $2.66 to $2.86 at many stations. The price hike comes only two weeks ahead of the Colorado State Fair and also moves ...

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NMED test show little change in rivers’ pH levels after Gold King Mine spill

FARMINGTON — A plume of toxic mine waste that passed through San Juan County this weekend caused little to no change in the Animas and San Juan rivers’ pH levels, according to results the New Mexico Environment Department’s Water Quality Bureau released today. Before the plume arrived in Farmington, the bureau collected baseline data from three locations — two on ...

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Anadarko to begin horizontal drilling in Fort Lupton

FORT LUPTON, Colo. — Oil and gas activity is set to increase in northern Colorado as Anadarko Petroleum develops its drilling program in Fort Lupton as part of a much larger project in Weld County. The Greeley Tribune reports Fort Lupton officials and energy industry advocates on Tuesday celebrated Anadarko, one of the top two oil and gas companies in ...

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Popular fishing holes near Colorado Springs given the all clear after contamination

For the first time in nearly a decade, anglers at Willow Springs Ponds in Fountain can eat what they catch without worrying about poisoned fish. At least that’s the word from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, which lifted a fish consumption advisory that’s been in place at the popular fishing holes since 2007, according to an announcement ...

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NMED test show little change in rivers’ pH levels after Gold King Mine spill

FARMINGTON — A plume of toxic mine waste that passed through San Juan County this weekend caused little to no change in the Animas and San Juan rivers’ pH levels, according to results the New Mexico Environment Department’s Water Quality Bureau released today. Before the plume arrived in Farmington, the bureau collected baseline data from three locations — two on ...

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3 welders burned in flash fire near Cheyenne

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Three welders suffered severe burns in a flash fire that erupted northeast of Cheyenne. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that the unidentified men were reportedly working on Kaiser-Francis Oil Company equipment when natural gas left in the system exploded and started the blaze Monday morning. The fire was reportedly put out with an extinguisher before firefighters arrived ...

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EPA officials visit mouth of Gold King Mine north of Silverton, Colo.

GOLD KING MINE, Colo. — Environmental Protection Agency officials met at the mouth of the Gold King Mine Monday afternoon to discuss last week’s breach, which discharged 3 million gallons of heavy-metal laden water into a tributary of the Animas River. EPA on-scene coordinator Hayes Griswold explained to San Juan County, Colo., officials that an EPA team working at the ...

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