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  By Clifford Krauss © The New York Times Co. HOUSTON » Sabrina Burns, a senior at the University of Texas at Austin, had thought she would be launching a lucrative career in the oil and gas industry when she graduated in a few months. But the collapse in the demand for oil and ga...
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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has approved for a second time two drilling projects in Colorado after considering a court-ordered greenhouse gas assessment of the development’s environmental impacts. The two upper North Fork Valley drilling projects will total up to 226 wells and result in up ...
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Utility says 2 units will shutter by 2027, 2028, respectively By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Xcel Energy-Colorado and its partners in the Hayden Generating Station will close the coalfired plant’s two units by 2028, years earlier than planned. Xcel Energy, which owns the northwest Colorado pla...
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  By Dustin Bleizeffer Writers on the Range As the rest of the West rushes to meet increasingly ambitious goals to reduce carbon emissions, one state is moving in exactly the opposite direction. It’s Wyoming, which even wants to take on the coalfired generation that states such as Oregon and...
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  By Sara Loflin, LOGIC  Guest Commentary The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) just finalized the nation’s strongest rules to protect people and communities living near industrial oil and gas drilling. The rules follow best scientific research and are the result of i...
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By Damien Cave © The New York Times Co. SYDNEY » China is forcing Australia to confront what many countries are concluding: The coal era is coming to an end. China officially has blocked coal imports from Australia after months of vague restrictions that dramatically slowed trade and st...
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5,000 drilling permits are pending heading toward Jan. 15 deadline By Judith Kohler The Denver Post With a raft of new oil and gas rules, now comes the tough part for companies and regulators alike. The rules kick in Jan. 15 and the industry and state will have to see which of the roughly 5,000 p...
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By The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » Payments to states in the U.S. West have plummeted for oil, natural gas and coal extracted from U.S. lands after low crude prices and the pandemic slowed drilling and mining in many areas in 2020, according to federal data. Nationwide, payments to states f...
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By Jan M. Olsen The Associated Press COPENHAGEN, DENMARK » Denmark has decided to end all oil and gas activities in the North Sea by 2050 and has canceled its latest licensing round, saying the country is “now putting an end to the fossil fuel era.” The Danish Parliament voted late Thursday to e...
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Oil and gas rules will aid economy and workforce   By Jeff Robbins and Dan Gibbs Guest Commentary Last year, Colorado passed a new Oil and Gas Law, SB 19-181, that changed the mission of the state’s regulatory agency from “fostering” the oil and gas industry to “regulating” the industry, pr...
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  By Julian Lee Bloomberg Opinion This was supposed to be a time when things were getting closer to normal for OPEC. A recovery in oil demand after the first wave of the pandemic, coupled with a deep slump in U.S. production, was meant to leave the world needing more of its members’ crude. B...
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Ban ON FLARING OF OIL, Colorado regulators give initial OK By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Under rules given preliminary approval Thursday, Colorado will be one of only two states to prohibit companies from routinely venting and flaring natural gas from well sites. The Colorado Oil...
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SAFETY CONCERNS AMID RECESSION By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Mark Schell’s family has farmed in Colorado since 1906 and even though he works as a certified public accountant, he hasn’t left that way of life behind. About a year ago, Schell bought a 310-acre farm in Mead that he leases to som...
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  By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Environmental organizations filed a lawsuit Tuesday that seeks to overturn a plan for public lands in southwestern Colorado, saying it was approved while William Perry Pendley headed the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and a federal court has ruled that his ...
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Shared from the 10/22/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Clifford Krauss© The New York Times Co. HOUSTON»The once mighty oil and gas industry is flailing, desperately trying to survive a pandemic that has sharply reduced demand for its products. Most companies have cut back drilling, laid off worke...
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Shared from the 10/20/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Judith Kohler
The Denver Post Mark Schell’s family has farmed in Colorado since 1906 and even though he works as a certified public accountant, he hasn’t left that way of life behind. About a year ago, Schell bought a 310-acre farm in Mead t...
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JPMorgan Chase and other big banks should use their lending power to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. By Daniel Growald, Peter Gill Case and Valerie Rockefeller The writers are fifth-generation members of the Rockefeller family. Opinion column, The New York Times  Oct. 11, 2020 One h...
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Shared from the 10/11/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Eric Lipton© The New York Times Co. PAGE, ARIZ.»For decades, waves of electricity poured from this behemoth of a power plant on the high desert plateau of the Navajo reservation in northern Arizona, lighting up hundreds of thousands of homes f...
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Shared from the 10/7/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Matthew BrownThe Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT.» A U.S. government watchdog agency faulted the Trump administration Tuesday for its handling of a COVID-19 relief effort that awarded companies breaks on payments for oil and gas extracted ...
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Shared from the 10/5/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By The Associated Press CARLSBAD, N.M.» Leading oil companies in the Permian Basin are working with a Colorado-based nonprofit environmental organization to better track emissions from the industry as it tries to curb pollution. Shell Energy,...
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