Refrigerated liquid nitrogen vents from a tanker truck that rolled Feb. 23, when the driver tried to turn from U.S. 40 onto Red Wash Road, about 10 miles west of the Utah-Colorado border in Uintah County. Two men in the truck suffered minor injuries, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. The driver of a Cudd Energy Services tanker was trying to turn off the highway on to Red Wash Road about 10 miles east of Jensen when the truck rolled onto its side, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Brett Gehring said. "It looks like speed may have been a factor, from the marks on the road," Gehring said. "We still haven't had a chance to talk to the driver and passenger to really determine what happened." The driver and passenger were taken to Ashley Regional Medical Center by private vehicle, Gehring said.
Declining rig counts, volatile pricing and sagging revenues have combined to an oil and gas industry slowdown worldwide. Not surprisingly, the contraction has hit the Uintah Basin with recent layoffs by industry.
The a war of perception between natural resource developers and the anti-energy crowd is lost in a lot of emotional hot air, according to Consumer Energy Alliance adviser on public policy Andrew Browning.
Country music artists Charley Jenkins and Billy Dean performed a special concert on Valentine's Day to raise money for 11-year-old Quade Bowen, who is fighting non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Thousands attended the show in Roosevelt. See the full story in Basin Life.