Colorado Drillers Dodge $10 Billion-a-Year Threat to Output

  • Citizen proposals didn’t get enough signatures, state says
  • Synergy Resources jumped most in more than seven months

A contractor at an oil rig site in Fort Lupton, Colorado.

Photographer: Jamie Schwaberow/Bloomberg

Oil and natural gas explorers from Anadarko Petroleum Corp. to Synergy Resources Corp. have escaped a vote in Colorado that would have limited drilling and threatened to halt about $10 billion worth of oil and natural gas production a year.

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