DENVER (AP) — A Texas oil company entangled in a dispute over leases to drill in Colorado was hit with three federal "non-compliance" notices for improper drilling that led to a spill.
SG Interests' crew was drilling under a valid lease on land in western Colorado, tapping gas resources in the Bull Mountain area. But BLM spokesman Steven Hall says the company's permit required capture of all waste.
Hall says less than 2,100 gallons of waste spilled, none of it spreading beyond the immediate drilling area. BLM land managers ordered an immediate cleanup, then issued the non-compliance notices for failure to follow the approved drilling plan.