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Gas processing plant opens, provides more capacity to move natural gas

DCP Midstream this year has significantly increased capacity for natural gas processing northeast of Greeley. For many, it couldn’t have happened fast enough. Oil and gas exploration company executives have lamented high line pressures in the Wattenberg Field — which lies in the heart of Greeley and Weld County — for a couple years. Natural gas gathering lines are buried ...

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On the road to progress — Oil and gas industry relations with public growing better

Amid a crowd of business owners, Windsor residents and town staff, proponents and opponents of oil and gas activity in the region jockeyed to influence Windsor’s future during a comprehensive plan meeting last May. Town staff tried to ease the tension between oil and gas representatives and community organizations, but their best efforts were in vain. Some residents, many of ...

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3 welders burned in flash fire near Cheyenne

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Three welders suffered severe burns in a flash fire that erupted northeast of Cheyenne. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that the unidentified men were reportedly working on Kaiser-Francis Oil Company equipment when natural gas left in the system exploded and started the blaze Monday morning. The fire was reportedly put out with an extinguisher before firefighters arrived ...

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Wells Ranch line continues to burn residual gas, in-house investigation pending

The ruptured pipeline that exploded on Wells Ranch about 17 miles northeast of Greeley continued Friday to burn residual natural gas under the supervision of energy industry and fire officials, according to a news release from Williams Midstream. The explosion occurred about 2:15 p.m. Thursday on Wells Ranch near the intersection of Weld County roads 61 1/2 and 66, just ...

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Oil and gas task force to meet in Greeley

GREELEY, Colo. — The governor’s Oil and Gas task force is calling on the public for help with issues relating to the development of oil and gas in residential areas. The Greeley Tribune reports the task force will meet in Greeley on Monday to gather input on two recommendations, which include local government collaboration with oil and gas operators and ...

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Judge: Oil field work caused Weld County man’s death

LOVELAND, Colo. — A judge’s decision that the death of a Weld County oil and gas worker was caused by exposure to hydrocarbons could have major implications for the industry. Federal health officials are taking a closer look at the dangers of “tank gauging,” the practice of measuring oil levels after opening a tank hatch, The Denver Post reported Wednesday. ...

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