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US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 6 to 888

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HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by six this week to 888. Houston-based Baker Hughes said Friday that 660 rigs were seeking oil and 223 explored for natural gas. Five were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago, 1,861 rigs were active. Among major ...

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Idle power plant to be sold

The Arkansas River Power Authority has contracted a global asset recovery firm based in Princeton, N.J., to help assist in the sale of the idled Lamar Repowering Project. Last month ARPA’s board of directors passed a resolution authorizing Rick Rigel, ARPA general manager, to execute a contract with International Process Plants. the contract with International follows an extended study by ...

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US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 11 to 894

HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 11 this week to 894. Houston-based Baker Hughes said Friday that 668 rigs were seeking oil and 221 explored for natural gas. Five were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago, with oil prices nearly double the ...

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Editorial: Regulators handle Noble pollution well

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We applaud a recent settlement that means Noble Energy will pay one of the heftiest state fines ever for air quality violations. We like where the money will go most of all. Noble agreed to pay almost $5 million in fines and spend another $8.5 million on environmental mitigations. If you believe the Environmental Protection Agency, Noble agreed to spend ...

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Colorado joins lawsuit against BLM

Colorado recently joined North Dakota and Wyoming in a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management regarding its new regulations for fracking on tribal and federal land, The Oil and Gas Journal reports. But Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman said the state doesn’t intend to harbor an unregulated oil and gas industry—just one that is regulated on Colorado’s terms. ...

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Oil, gas spill report for April 27

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The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the past two weeks. Information is based on Form 19, which operators must fill out detailing the leakage/spill events. Any spill release which may impact waters of the state must be reported as soon as practical. Any spill of five barrels or more must be reported ...

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