I Learned So Much at the Piceance Basin
I spent Tuesday evening and most of the day Wednesday learning from Williams employees about their ground-breaking work in the natural gas business on Western Colorado's Piceance Basin. Operating some 30 minutes from the Utah border in Garfield and Rio Blanco Counties, the 250 employees of the Tulsa, Okla.-based company apply cutting-edge drilling technology to become Colorado's largest natural gas producer by daily volume -- and a leader in environmental stewardship to boot!
During the next few days, I will share what I learned -- and I learned a lot -- in the form of facts, observations and recollections from my trip sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute. In fact, here's one thing I learned:
Piceance (pronounced "pee-ahnce," not "Pic-ee-ahnce") is the Ute Indian word for "tall grass."
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