Monthly Archives: August 2011

Colorado State Land Board auction sets record

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER—The Colorado State Land Board’s latest oil and gas lease auction has set a state record for per-acre bid prices. Results from the State Land Board’s auction Aug. 18 show Contex Energy Co. bid $5,850 per acre … Continue reading

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Governor Says Fracking Rule Not a Matter of If – But When

Colorado Energy News – Aug 4th 2011 Saying that transparency is the key, Governor Hickenlooper yesterday proposed that oil and gas companies publicly disclose the ingredients of their hydraulic fracturing fluids, even though he believes there is almost no chance … Continue reading

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Colorado property owners faced with possibility of being forced into drilling plans

By Mark Jaffe The Denver Post The landman for Chesapeake Energy Corp. presented Mark Faut with a choice: sign a lease for his oil rights or have his 7 acres forced into the drilling plan by the state. “That was … Continue reading

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U.S. Senator Mark Udall calls fracking ‘safe technology’

Maintaining integrity of well-bore casings to avoid leaks is essential, senator says John Colson – Post Independent staff – Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado RIFLE, Colorado — U.S. Senator Mark Udall told local officials this week that he believes hydraulic fracturing, … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Exploration gets ‘drilling and spacing’ OK in DougCo

Denver Business Journal – by Cathy Proctor – Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Colorado regulators have approved the first oil and gas “drilling and spacing” request — a precursor to actual drilling — in Douglas County, as well as two dozen … Continue reading

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DOING IT RIGHT! Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Recognizes Outstanding Operators

Colorado Energy News – Aug 3rd, 2011 The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission announced today its selections for outstanding operators in 2010. The awards recognize the accomplishments of the oil and gas industry in operational and environmental areas as … Continue reading

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Help wanted: Energy firms competing for hires

Sector to create at least 200,000 new jobs, especially for engineers RockPick’s Editorial: This article while it does not directly refer to the Niobrara Play is relevant because when the Niobrara Play heats up it will create even more demand … Continue reading

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Australian firm Entek Energy to drill Niobrara on CO/WY border

 By JEREMY FUGLEBERG Star-Tribune energy reporter An Australian firm will drill for oil in the Niobrara Shale formation this year from sites in south-central Wyoming, an area it says is seeing increasing interest from energy companies.

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