Shell's level of drilling activity unlikely to increase in Northwest Colorado in 2013

Shell Social Performance Adviser Garrett Dolan said he would begin a socioeconomic impact analysis that would study potential effects on Routt and Moffat counties.

Routt County relaxes drilling dates for oil well west of Steamboat Springs

Quicksilver has told Routt County officials that drilling activities could begin as soon as the week beginning Feb. 11.

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Routt County seeks cost share with city of Steamboat Springs on ozone monitoring

Shell Oil has installed an ozone monitoring device at a well near Hayden, and the Desert Research Institute lab on Storm Peak is contemplating monitoring ozone levels, as well.

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Gas prices inch downward in Steamboat, still 56 cents higher on average than Denver

Steamboat gas station owner Ulrich Salzgeber acknowledged that the gap between gas prices in Steamboat and Denver right now is greater than it should be.

Quicksilver wins approval in record time for latest Routt County oil well

The brevity of Tuesday night’s hearing was in marked contrast to a March 20, 2012, Quicksilver Resources permit hearing that lasted for seven hours and ended after midnight.

Routt County commissioners to decide on permit for third oil well on Wolf Mountain west of Steamboat Springs

If the permit is approved Tuesday, drilling wouldn't take place until after Feb. 28 because of a bald eagle winter roosting site on the property, and then would be shut down from March 15 to July 30 because of a grouse lek.

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Oil rig catches fire in Moffat County

Craig Fire/Rescue firefighters extinguished a fire at a Moffat County oil rig Thursday afternoon. There are no reports of injuries.

Craig resident killed Thursday morning in explosion at Moffat County oil rig

Jon Herod, 49, was killed Thursday morning in an explosion at an oil rig about seven miles north of Craig. Investigators think residual oil in a water tank ignited when a propane heater was used to thaw frozen valves.

Proposed changes to oil and gas regulations don't address Routt County's main concern

Routt County's proposal would have required energy companies to check for pollutants in new monitoring wells between the oil wells and water wells.

Routt County road permit issue getting worked out

The Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday will consider whether to sign off on a grading and excavating permit for a road that has already been built to accommodate future oil drilling on Wolf Mountain Ranch east of Hayden.

Quicksilver Resources oil well hearing moved to Jan. 22

Quicksilver stated it was asking for a continuance so it can acquire the appropriate permits for a road that already has been built on the property.

Wolf Mountain builds access to new oil well before permit OK'd

Brent Romick, who represents Wolf Mountain Ranch, confirmed that the new road to the oil well and its pad already has been built without final county approval.

Routt County Commissioners approve Trout Creek oil well

The Routt County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the new oil well with baseline testing on two neighboring water wells as a condition of approval.

Trout Creek oil well southwest of Steamboat renews debate

If last week’s Routt County Planning Commission meeting is any indication, a group of residents that advocates for personal property rights will be on hand Tuesday night during a hearing for a new Shell Oil well permit.

Northwest Colorado property rights advocates vow to carry on

Three of the four candidates from Northwest Colorado whose views most closely matched up with the goals of Citizens were defeated in the election.