Content Tagged As natural_gas

1 year 2 months ago

Adams County puts kink in natural gas pipeline

DENVER (AP) - A natural gas pipeline planned for Adams County is in dispute. County commissioners voted Monday to deny the proposed route of the 435-mile, cross-country pipeline, citing concerns that the pipeline could interfere with development plans east of Denver. The pipeline is designed to move natural gas liquids...

2 years 2 months ago

CSU prepares to study emissions from drilling ops

Garfield County commissioners are set to hear from Colorado State University researchers Monday about a proposal to study emissions from natural gas operations. Some residents in the Battlement Mesa community are worried that nearby drilling is exposing them to hazardous substances. County officials say research is needed to fill...

3 years 2 months ago

Energy exploration sparks debate

An oil boom is underway in our state but the drilling methods to reach it have many landowners concerned. The massive Niobrara oil shale deposit covers an area that begins near Colorado Springs and stretches north into Wyoming. It's buried 2 miles below the ground level and about a mile...

3 years 8 months ago

Bracing for high heating bills

All the cold weather we've had over the last few weeks could leave you with sticker shock when the utility bill comes in the mail. Last Tuesday alone, Colorado Springs Utilities customers set a record for natural gas consumption of nearly 2 and a half times a typical winter day's...

3 years 8 months ago

Help paying for utility bills

Our heaters are working over time as temperatures are expected to dip well below zero again today. All of that extra usage could leave customers with sticker shock when their bill comes in the mail. To help keep utility bills manageable, Colorado Springs Utilities customers can enroll the budget...

3 years 8 months ago

Heating help

Our heaters are working over time as temperatures are expected to dip well below zero again today. All of that extra usage could leave customers with sticker shock when their bill comes in the mail. To help keep utility bills manageable, Colorado Springs Utilities customers can enroll the budget...

3 years 8 months ago

Utilities using propane to help gas stock

A little known plant in eastern El Paso County is helping keep your home warm as temperatures plummet below zero. On a normal day, Colorado Springs Utilities says their customers use about 100 million cubic feet of natural gas. But on a day like Tuesday, that number skyrockets. "Today is...

4 years 1 week ago

Man threatens to blow up house

A very dangerous situation for Colorado Springs Police Officers and Firefighters Friday afternoon after a man threatened to blow up a house. It happened in the 600 Block of Willamette. Police say a woman called police to say her ex-husband was threatening to blow up the house. When officers...

4 years 1 week ago

Coal industry group challenges PUC

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado coal-industry group has asked two public utilities commissioners to recuse themselves from considering a plan by Xcel Energy to switch some power plants to run on natural gas instead of coal. A new state law required Xcel Energy to file a plan to cut...

4 years 2 weeks ago

State office prefers tweaking Xcel coal plan

The Governor's Energy Office prefers speeding up Xcel Energy's plan to shutter, retrofit or replace some coal-fired power-generating units to help Colorado meet forseeable federal air pollution limits. A new state law required Xcel to submit a plan to significantly cut nitrogen oxide levels by 2017, but the plan...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Black Hills moving on power plant construction

Construction in underway on two new natural gas power plants near the Pueblo Memorial Airport. Black Hills Energy is spending more than $400 million to build the complex, which is located off of Pete Jimenez Parkway. On Tuesday, Pueblo County Commissioners approved an incentive agreement with the energy company. Black...

4 years 1 month ago

After blast, regulators want tougher pipeline oversight

The Obama administration is seeking tighter oversight of the nation's pipelines and stronger penalties for violations of pipeline safety rules after a deadly explosion in California. The legislation was submitted to Congress Wednesday by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The proposal follows several major pipeline accidents. A Pacific Gas...

4 years 3 months ago

Legacy of nuke drilling site in Colorado lingers

A 1969 underground nuclear blast twice the strength of the Hiroshima, Japan, bomb was meant to free natural gas from tight sandstone formations in western Colorado. But gas unlocked by Project Rulison was deemed too radioactive for commercial use, and today the Energy Department prohibits drilling immediately around the...

4 years 4 months ago

Road work on Garden of the Gods

Colorado Springs Utilities has a natural gas project underway on Garden of the Gods Road, which is impacting traffic. This week, the turn lane onto Elkton Drive from eastbound Garden of the Gods Road is closed, along with the northernmost through lane on eastbound Garden of the Gods Road,...

4 years 8 months ago

Odd smell forces Pueblo evacuations

The Pueblo Senior Resource Development Agency was evacuated briefly Friday afternoon when people inside began smelling something they thought was a natural gas leak. But the smell was apparently being pulled in from outside by heating equipment. Fire Department crews as well as workers from Xcel Energy tried to...

4 years 10 months ago

Natural gas prices have dropped

The price of natural gas has dropped a bit in the past month. In fact, the energy information administration says spot prices are about half of what they were last year. The reason for the drop is because the recession has driven down demand, and a warm November means...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Natural gas prices staying low

There's good news for consumers who heat with natural gas. The American Gas Association says plentiful domestic supplies and lower wellhead prices will drive bills down this winter. Some utilities are telling their customers they'll pay at least 20 percent less for natural gas than they did a year ago....

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