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Southwestern Energy plans second well on existing Dill Gulch pad and a new well to the north of U.S. 40

Southwestern energy, which acquired the mineral leases of Shell Oil here for $180 million in 2012, also has a pending permit application at the state level for a new well north of Hayden.

Routt County approves Southwestern Energy's new well north of Hayden

Southwestern vice president for the Sand Wash Basin project Doug Van Slambrouck told the Routt County Planning Commission that his company is contemplating a projected 15 additional wells in 2015.

Economic indicator report shows diversity in Routt and Moffat counties

Yampa Valley Data Partners recently released its Community Indicators Report, highlighting a variety of economic trends in Moffat and Routt counties. Each indicator gives government officials, businesses and community members an idea of Northwest Colorado’s economic health. The report comes out every two years.

Williams oil well near Hayden back in the game, Dill Gulch on deck

The State Air Quality Control Commission voted in February to require oil and gas wells across the state, including existing wells, to capture the air pollutants known as VOCs, including methane. As it turns out, Shell Oil had already agreed to live up to similar standards in Routt County.

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Southwestern Energy announces multimillion-dollar deal to purchase mineral leases in Moffat and Routt counties

Southwestern Energy announced Wednesday that it had signed an agreement to purchase 312,000 net acres in Moffat and Routt counties for $180 million, according to a press release.

Giant oil company could drill five new wells even as it prepares to leave Northwest Colorado

Shell Oil has applied to Routt County for drilling permits for a well at Dill Gulch southwest of Hayden and another about 5 miles north of town.

Shell wins praise from Routt County commissioners for going beyond state water testing rules

Shell Oil's Steve Compton told the Routt County Board of Commissioners that Shell intends to go beyond state regulations to sample more wells than required and return more frequently than required to sample the wells after drilling is completed.

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Shell Oil offers to exceed water testing rules at well west of Steamboat, but details dangle

Shell has proposed to go beyond the newest water well monitoring requirements imposed by the State of Colorado for new oil wells at Camilletti pad, and unlike Quicksilver, does not plan to frack the well.

Routt County approves new oil well near Moffat County line

The Routt County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a permit that would allow drilling of the new Wiregrass oil well in far northwestern Routt County.

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Shell Oil announces plan to abandon oil play in Northwest Colorado

Shell Oil informed officials in Routt and Moffat counties late last week it wants to soon sell off the leases it holds in the Niobrara Shale formation here to focus on its more productive operations.

Business & Real Estate briefs: Quicksilver CEO discusses operations with Shell

Quicksivler Resources CEO Glenn M. Darden discussed his company’s first-quarter fiscal performance and its collaboration with Shell Oil in Northwest Colorado during a May 7 conference call.

Shell Oil intends to act on Camilletti oil well permit this summer, but won't frack it

Shell Oil’s Matt Holman, a senior geologist and project manager in this region, said Wednesday that his company does not intend to use hydraulic fracturing at the Camilletti well north of Milner.

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.

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.

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.

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Hayden Town Council looks to protect roads from oil and gas related traffic

Council says oil company must find alternate route or invest in town infrastructure

Oil and gas operators looking to send heavy trucks south through the town of Hayden to access well sites in rural Routt County will have to find an alternate route or work with the town to invest in its infrastructure.

Stahoviak foresees no abrupt changes in oil, gas permitting

The outcome of the Nov. 6 election has the potential to shift county government’s regulatory outlook on permitting oil and gas wells, but it would take time for any policy changes to be noticed.

Steve Lewis: Kudos to county

Citizens Supporting Property Rights may benefit from a reminder of some problems new zoning regulations on oil and gas production in Routt County seek to address.

Shell's Trout Creek oil well southwest of Steamboat Springs scheduled for Nov. 1 public hearing

The Routt County Board of Commissioners will consider approving a reimbursement agreement with Shell Oil on Tuesday for $354,217 in improvements to County Road 65 needed for the approved Gnat Hill well.