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Denver audit: Some airport oil wells are losing money

Author: Mark Jaffe - March 17, 2018 - Updated: March 16, 2018

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Denver International Airport has owned oil wells since it opened in 1995, generating millions of dollars in revenue, but a new city audit found that in 2017 a third of the 71 wells were losing money. The audit also found while DIA has a contract with an operator, PetroPro Engineering, to manage the wells the airport paid even more to third party contractors.

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Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.