The energy company wants to combine seven leases comprising 11,700 acres, according to its application. The proposed Wolf Springs Unit is in terrain where Pitkin, Garfield and Mesa counties come together, roughly eight miles west-southwest of Carbondale.5Aug2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Colorado is one of six states that will be home to utility scale solar projects as part of the Solar Energy Zones initiative from the U.S. Department of Interior. The 285,000 acres across 17 sites include more than 16,000 acres in the San Luis Valley on the Western Slope.25Jul2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The commissioners voted, 3-0, on Tuesday to approve Quicksilver’s permit to drill the Camilletti Well on private land about a mile north of Milner, and in so doing included a condition of approval requiring Quicksilver to also drill a water-quality monitoring well. The intent is to safeguard 39 domestic water wells down-gradient from the well pad.15Jul2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The plan, approved in 2007, had called for phased drilling, including on the largely undeveloped top of the biologically rich plateau. In her ruling, Krieger said the BLM violated procedure by failing to sufficiently address an alternative
that would have left much of the surface of the plateau undisturbed.
Living Rivers, Red Leaf Resources, Inc., and the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining came to an agreement on Tuesday to postpone development plans while more research is done on potential impacts to water quality.28Jun2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
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Encana’s original 2012 plan to drill between 40 and 45 wells has been expanded to drill between 115 and 120 wells in 10 plays primarily focused on oil. The company is expecting to drill approximately 350 oil and liquids rich wells in 2013.21Jun2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
A fault from the Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania, which is thousands of feet below the surface, could provide “a quick pathway for fracking fluids to migrate upwards,” said Richard Hammack, a spokesman for the DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.12Jun2012 | admin | 2 comments | Continued
Financial and other pressures have forced Solar Energy International (SEI), an alternative-energy training center based in Carbondale and Paonia, into what it is calling an organizational restructuring.12Jun2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Outstanding projects delayed for more than three years in the two states represent 22,835 proposed wells, or about 1,631 wells/year, the study said. “Federal government delays to these projects are preventing the creation of 64,805 jobs,
$4.3 billion in wages, and $14.9 billion in economic impact every year,” it said.
The problem, say researchers, is the lack of sufficient data available to know exactly what chemical emissions are being emitted from the fields and how they are dispersing. The oil and gas industry is supporting the new sampling study, said Kathleen Sgamma, a vice president with the Denver-based Western Energy Alliance trade group.6May2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The 100 kilowatt photovoltaic system ties into the traditional power grid. All solar power generated gets distributed throughout the building with any surplus solar polar sold
back to the power company. It’s a win-win for Reynolds Polymer Technology, Inc.
Critics Say Outdated Oil and Gas Royalty Rate Costing Colorado Millions
Every year, the Obama administration pushes to raise the royalty rate on onshore oil-and-gas production, looking to channel more of the profits from extraction on public lands to federal and state coffers. The efforts have been unsuccessful. Today’s 12.5 percent rate hasn’t changed since the 1920s. Analysts say that low rate has cost Colorado taxpayers an estimated $300 million since Obama took office in 2008.READ THE FULL POST »