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Energy Pipeline: Colorado earns top nod for wind manufacturing, jobs

A recent review of the U.S. wind industry in 2014 was filled with glowing description, with Colorado earning several of the positive nods. The American Wind Energy Association’s annual report showed that Colorado ended 2014 in the lead nationally in manufacturing jobs and was third in overall wind industry workers, with more than 6,000. Across the board, wind industry jobs ...

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Energy Pipeline: News Briefs

BLM oil and gas lease sale nets $32.1 Million DENVER — The Bureau of Land Management Colorado State Office recently sold 73 parcels totaling 32,962 acres for $32.1 million, including rentals and fees at its quarterly oil and gas lease sale. The highest per-acre price was for a 1,919-acre parcel in Weld County, sold to Ironhorse Resources, LLC., in Denver ...

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Editorial: More productive conversation appearing between oil and gas industry and area residents

The debate about how to live with energy development operations has been a regular feature of this page and of discussions at public meetings in Weld County since hydraulic fracturing revolutionized oil and gas operations and brought a host of energy companies into the region. For a long time, the conversations felt repetitive, and the positions seemed intractable. But just ...

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On the road to progress: Oil and gas industry relations with public growing better

Amid a crowd of business owners, Windsor residents and town staff, proponents and opponents of oil and gas activity in the region jockeyed to influence Windsor’s future during a comprehensive plan meeting May 6. Town staff tried to ease the tension between oil and gas representatives and community organizations, but their best efforts were in vain. Some residents, many of ...

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Wells Ranch line continues to burn residual gas, in-house investigation pending

The ruptured pipeline that exploded on Wells Ranch about 17 miles northeast of Greeley continued Friday to burn residual natural gas under the supervision of energy industry and fire officials, according to a news release from Williams Midstream. The explosion occurred about 2:15 p.m. Thursday on Wells Ranch near the intersection of Weld County roads 61 1/2 and 66, just ...

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Need an oil field job? ‘Interviews’ result in arrests for 15 fugitives

Greeley police and Weld County sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday arrested 15 fugitives with 18 misdemeanor and five felony warrants being served from municipalities in Weld and Larimer counties. A joint operation of the Greeley Police Department Patrol, Greeley Police Special Enforcement Team and the Weld County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit led to the arrests. The operation involved contacting wanted individuals ...

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Erie promises to be stricter on oil and gas, but details unavailable

The town of Erie has drafted a proposed series of guidelines for oil and gas companies that Mayor Tina Harris said are about as strict as possible, and were designed with the citizenry’s myriad quality-of-life concerns in mind. In a study session Tuesday night, the town Board of Trustees tasked Erie’s Planning Commission with reviewing the changes and approving them ...

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Wyoming officials blast new power plant regulations

CHEYENNE – Wyoming leaders are vowing to block the White House’s new plan that seeks to combat climate change by requiring states to lower their carbon emissions. President Barack Obama announced the final version of the Clean Power Plan on Monday. The sweeping new regulations set a goal of reducing carbon emissions nationwide by 32 percent by 2030 as compared to ...

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Oil, gas spill reports for Aug. 3

The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the past two weeks. Information is based on Form 19, which operators must fill out detailing the leakage/spill events. Any spill release which may impact waters of the state must be reported as soon as practical. Any spill of five barrels or more must be reported ...

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