Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thursday January 10, 2013

The Colorado Oil an Gas Association has approved sweeping new setback regulations designed to limit drilling impacts on stake holders including mineral rights holders, businesses and developers. They say the rules are more rigorous than any in the country and will protect the public health, safety and environment.  A comprehensive study of emissions tied to oil and gas development is also being launched this summer to look at drilling effects on the northern front range.

Petroleum website is predicting a continued drop in gasoline prices through January, a time when prices normally go up.  Analysts say it's because inventory is 7% higher than December and at its highest level since February of 2011.  GasBuddy is predicting average national gas prices in the range of $3.21 to $3.43, with a median price of $3.29 a gallon.

Another death on Colorado ski slopes.  This one last night.  According to the Denver Post, a 20 year old college student from Texas died after hitting a tree on an intermediate run at Keystone.  The woman was not wearing a helmet when she struck the tree just after 7:00.

Great weather for the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver.  A parade this morning kicks things off.  The 107th show runs through January 27th.

We haven't heard alot about frozen pipes and broken heaters, but it is happening.  KJCT says at least one plumbing company has been getting almost 60 calls a day about frozen pipes and heaters that don't work.  John Burwell with Peterson Plumbing says it's the busiest they've been in at least 5 years.

Governor John Hickenlooper gives his 3rd State of the State address this morning.  He's expected to address gun laws, the Aurora theater shootings, and the summer wildfires. It's the first time during his tenure both the State House and Senate are controlled by Democrats.