Oil and Gas http://www.kunc.org en See The Burn: New Map Shows Flaring In Your State http://www.kunc.org/post/see-burn-new-map-shows-flaring-your-state <p>Flaring – the practice of burning natural gas, often when it's produced as a byproduct of oil drilling – has come under scrutiny in recent years. In part this is because new oil plays are resulting in a lot of gas being flared off.</p><p>A new map released by the group SkyTruth uses U.S. satellite data to show flaring in the United States You can see flaring between March and August 2014, and zoom in and out to see flaring in specific locations.</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:59:45 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 59717 at http://www.kunc.org See The Burn: New Map Shows Flaring In Your State Boom And Bust Along Colorado's Pawnee Pioneer Trails Byway http://www.kunc.org/post/boom-and-bust-along-colorados-pawnee-pioneer-trails-byway <p>Small town, rural life has always fascinated me. I’ve met Coloradans who find the wide, open skies of the plains compelling. There’s something about the feeling you get from just being there, they say.</p><p>To get a sense of this region, I decided to drive along the Pawnee Pioneer Trails Scenic Byway.</p><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Grace Hood 59699 at http://www.kunc.org Boom And Bust Along Colorado's Pawnee Pioneer Trails Byway EPA Testing Methods To Detect Fracking Chemical Contamination http://www.kunc.org/post/epa-testing-methods-detect-fracking-chemical-contamination <p>Residents living in the midst of the oil and gas boom often wonder if their drinking water may be contaminated by the drilling process.</p><p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working on improving ways to test for that. Agency scientists recently published results of a method to test for five chemicals that often appear in fracturing fluid.</p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 59678 at http://www.kunc.org EPA Testing Methods To Detect Fracking Chemical Contamination For Pipeline Health, Industry Believes In The Power Of The Pig http://www.kunc.org/post/pipeline-health-industry-believes-power-pig <p>The pipeline tool known as a pig is versatile. In the 1971 James Bond film <em>Diamonds Are Forever</em>, Bond used a pig to blow up a pipeline. In 1987’s <em>The Living Daylights</em>, defecting Soviet spy Georgi Koskov <a href="http://youtu.be/-AzJ5_8Cqdc" target="_blank">used a pig as an escape route</a>. Again in 1999’s <em>The World Is Not Enough</em>, a pig was used to smuggle a nuclear weapon.</p><p>Pigs aren't just excellent James Bond plot devices, they also have practical applications.</p><p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:53:14 +0000 Stephanie Joyce - Wyoming Public Media & Inside Energy 59536 at http://www.kunc.org For Pipeline Health, Industry Believes In The Power Of The Pig Northern Colorado Oil And Gas Drilling Explained In 2½ Minutes http://www.kunc.org/post/northern-colorado-oil-and-gas-drilling-explained-2-minutes <p>Energy development is burgeoning along the Front Range. As more and more Coloradans come into contact with the oil and gas industry there has been some conflict, as well as lots of questions.</p><p>For example, just what is the basic drilling process?</p><p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn & Jim Hill 59478 at http://www.kunc.org Northern Colorado Oil And Gas Drilling Explained In 2½ Minutes