The recent drop in gas prices may be good for consumers, but it's not such good news for hybrid car sales.
Even before gas prices started to slide, hybrid sales were falling â€” all while sales of trucks, SUVs and luxury sedans have been on the rise.
That relationship between gas prices and sales is "rather remarkable," says John Krafcik, president of the website TrueCar. "During months when gas prices are low, less fuel-efficient cars tend to take a greater share of the market and vice versa. It's a fairly one-to-one relationship."
The natural gas pipeline is the largest project completed by the company in 20 years. The line travels through parts of Adams and Weld counties, and through Brighton, Commerce City and Fort Lupton, Colo.
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Xcel Energy just cranked open a new, 34-mile-long natural gas pipeline.
The $110 million underground pipeline crosses under the South Platte River, nine canals and three major roadways as it makes its way from Fort Lupton in Weld County to Xcelâ€™s Cherokee Power plant near Commerce City.
Oil and gas development east of I-25 requires thousands of truck trips every day along Eastern Colorado's major and not-so-major thoroughfares. Some of these conveyances have an obvious appearance and connection to the boom. Think tanker trucks transporting oil away from the well pad. Others are strangely unusual, resembling a monster truck on steroids or a ride fit for a lunar colony.
Enrollment in petroleum engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, and at similar programs around the country, has risen dramatically in the last five years in response to the nation's energy boom. Students are flooding into these programs to cash in on high-paying industry jobs.
Permanent repairs are underway for the U.S. 34 bridge east of Greeley.
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While construction and recovery efforts continue a year after Coloradoâ€™s epic 2013 flood, Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Recovery Office have released a report analyzing the progress made and lessons learned over everything from housing and infrastructure to environmental restoration efforts.