0

Back to photo galleries

Power Play Oil and Gas Photos

photo thumbnail

Trucks carrying refrigerated carbon dioxide are a common sight near Meeker, where the product is in high demand by various oil and gas operations. Photo by Brian Ray

photo thumbnail

Driller Triniead Ramos operates a large drilling rig on Bureau of Land Management land outside Parachute on July 13. The wells created by the rig will produce commercially viable natural gas for Williams, an energy company based in Oklahoma. Photo by Brian Ray

photo thumbnail

Attorney Frank Cooley, shown here in his law offices in Meeker on June 20, represents a wide spectrum of businesses with interests in the oil shale development market in Northwestern Colorado. Photo by Brian Ray

photo thumbnail

Attorney Frank Cooley, shown here in his law offices in Meeker on June 20, represents a wide spectrum of businesses with interests in the oil shale development market in Northwestern Colorado. Photo by Brian Ray

photo thumbnail

Attorney Frank Cooley, shown here in his law offices in Meeker on June 20, represents a wide spectrum of businesses with interests in the oil shale development market in Northwestern Colorado. Photo by Brian Ray

photo thumbnail

Attorney Frank Cooley, shown here in his law offices in Meeker on June 20, represents a wide spectrum of businesses with interests in the oil shale development market in Northwestern Colorado. Photo by Brian Ray

photo thumbnail

Attorney Frank Cooley, shown here in his law offices in Meeker on June 20, represents a wide spectrum of businesses with interests in the oil shale development market in Northwestern Colorado. Photo by Brian Ray

photo thumbnail

The Mahogany Research Project, operated by Shell Oil, seeks to make oil shale a more viable source of fossil fuels in the near future. This plant near Meeker is a pilot program for possible future development. Photo by Brian Ray

photo thumbnail

A large drilling rig sits on Bureau of Land Management land outside Parachute on July 13. The wells created by the rig will produce economically viable natural gas for Williams. Photo by Brian Ray

photo thumbnail

This natural gas processing plant near Parachute is operated by Williams. The plant cools the raw gas to separate out additional fuels, such as propane and butane, and purify their primary natural gas product. Photo by Brian Ray

photo thumbnail

A large drilling rig sits on Bureau of Land Management land outside Parachute on July 13. The wells created by the rig will produce economically viable natural gas for Williams. Photo by Brian Ray

photo thumbnail

A large drilling rig sits on Bureau of Land Management land outside Parachute on July 13. The wells created by the rig will produce economically viable natural gas for Williams. Photo by Brian Ray

photo thumbnail

A series of large drilling pipes waits to be put into service on a new drilling rig on Bureau of Land Management land outside Parachute on July 13. The wells created by the rig will produce economically viable natural gas for Williams. Photo by Brian Ray

photo thumbnail

Tom Wilson, a contractor for Williams, pauses while talking about his job at a natural gas well drilling rig on Bureau of Land Management land near Parachute on July 13. Photo by Brian Ray

photo thumbnail

Particles of sand sit on a Williams drilling site near Parachute on July 13. The sand is used by drilling rig crews to fracture, or "frac," the rock below the earth's surface to release buried natural gas reserves. Photo by Brian Ray

photo thumbnail

The recent explosion of oil and gas exploration near Rifle has brought increased prosperity to local businesses and to the city government through tax revenues. As a result, public funding is available for projects like this city pool in Rifle, where Barbara Lavender and her 9-month-old daughter, Blayke Hostettler, swim on June 20. Photo by Brian Ray

photo thumbnail

Ted Smythe, left, and his wife, Linda, center, order supper from server Kristi DiMarco at the Base Camp Cafe in Rifle on June 20. According to DiMarco, businesses of all kinds are prospering because of the recent explosion of oil and gas exploration in the Rifle area. Photo by Brian Ray

photo thumbnail

The Mahogany Research Project, operated by Shell Oil, seeks to make oil shale a more viable source of fossil fuels in the near future. This plant near Meeker is a pilot program for possible future development. Photo by Brian Ray

photo thumbnail

The Mahogany Research Project, operated by Shell Oil, seeks to make oil shale a more viable source of fossil fuels in the near future. The maze of pipes at this plant near Meeker is part of a pilot program for possible future development. Photo by Brian Ray

photo thumbnail

The Mahogany Research Project, operated by Shell Oil, seeks to make oil shale a more viable source of fossil fuels in the near future. This plant near Meeker is a pilot program for possible future development. Photo by Brian Ray

photo thumbnail

The Mahogany Research Project, operated by Shell Oil, seeks to make oil shale a more viable source of fossil fuels in the near future. This plant near Meeker is a pilot program for possible future development. Photo by Brian Ray

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Requires free registration

Posting comments requires a free account and verification.