RIFLE, Colo.- Encana's Annual Energy Expo returned to Garfield County on Wednesday, to educate the Western Slope on the latest energy advancements.
It’s been referred to as one of the area's most insightful events.
“We just think it’s a great community event,” said Doug Hock, director of public and community relations for Encana. “People have a lot of questions about energy production that is going on here in the community. We think this is a great way to interact with local folks, to answers those questions and to really help them learn about the activity that is going on.”
The rifle event featured nearly 90 companies and organizations, providing education, the latest industry updates, and tips to make your own home more energy efficient.
“They have questions about production, they have questions about environmental impacts, they have questions about land use, all different kinds of things,” said Hock.
Arsineh Hecobian is a research scientist from Colorado State University, and brought more than just her knowledge of air quality to Encana’s Energy Expo.
“We brought along some of our instruments and some of our vehicles here to show people how we are measuring,” said Hecobian.
Hecobian and the other university scientists are just getting started on a new comprehensive study on air impacts and are looking to spread the word on what they find.
“So people always want to know what we are measuring,” said Hecobian. “We are measuring gas compounds. They also want to know which activities we are targeting. This is drill and hydraulic fracturing activities.”
“This has gone way beyond our expectations,” said Sandy Kent, community relations advisor. “We are so grateful to be a part of this community and to be able to give back to the area where we operate and where we live.”
It’s Encana’s eleventh year they hosted the event. It brought in thousands.