Monthly Archives: October 2011

Colorado oil and gas rules score high in outside review

Denver Business Journal by Cathy Proctor, Reporter Date: Monday, October 31, 2011, 3:56pm MDT Colorado got generally high marks in an outside review of its rules governing oil and gas operations and hydraulic fracturing, but the review said the state … Continue reading

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As energy drilling moves into backyards, Colorado Front Range counties ponder regulations

Second of two parts – By Mark Jaffe The Denver Post – Posted: 10/30/2011 01:00:00 AM MDT One evening in January, El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen met with about 16 people in a constituent’s living room to talk about … Continue reading

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Drilling? County isn’t paying attention

October 25, 2011 2:54 PM BARRY NOREEN THE GAZETTE Last week out of the foggy mist, the El Paso County commissioners sneaked through an exception to a recent drilling application moratorium so Houston-based Ultra Resources can punch three exploratory holes … Continue reading

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Douglas County Residents Organize to Address Oil Development

Poster Commentary: Niobrara News has received this press release about a community group organizing in response to oil exploration in their area. Other oil oriented community groups are welcome to submit press releases. PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release: October … Continue reading

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Oil companies rushing to buy leases along Colorado’s Front Range

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – Updated: 10/23/2011 01:46:16 AM MDT The flier announced a meeting of the Ridge West Homeowners Association to discuss oil and gas drilling — but before it was even held, Nikki Stansfield had … Continue reading

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EPA to regulate disposal of fracking wastewater

Poster Commentary: While the EPA proposes to regulate natural gas and coalbed methane frack fluid disposal, it is hard to imagine that any proposed regulations would not also apply to fracking fluids used in oil and water wells. Yes, they … Continue reading

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Anadarko Petroleum to Dive Deep into the Niobrara

Anadarko Exploration and Production proposes to dive in deep into the Niobrara play with an application for 49 spacing units of 640 acres (for a total 31,360 acres) in Adams and Arapahoe counties in Colorado. The applications will be decided … Continue reading

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Colorado Oil and Gas Firms to rollout Voluntary Water Monitoring Program

By Dennis Webb – 10/17/2011 – The Daily Sentinel “Colorado oil and gas companies are preparing for a Nov. 1 rollout of the nation’s first statewide voluntary groundwater monitoring program for their industry. The Colorado Oil and Gas Association is … Continue reading

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