Monthly Archives: November 2011

Frack boom sparks sand rush

The Denver Business Journal – November 28, 2011 The widespread use of hydraulic fracturing by drillers in Colorado and other parts of the U.S. is a huge boost to mining companies that provide sand that is pumped into shale wells … Continue reading

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Fracking of wells puts big demand on Colorado water

By Bruce Finley – The Denver Post FORT LUPTON — Oil and gas drillers have bought at least 500 million gallons of water this year from cities for use in hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” along Colorado’s Front Range. Now they … Continue reading

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Early Results from Hydraulic Fracturing Study Show No Direct Link to Groundwater Contamination

Nov. 9, 2011 FORT WORTH, Texas — Preliminary findings from a study on the use of hydraulic fracturing in shale gas development suggest no direct link to reports of groundwater contamination, the project leader at The University of Texas at … Continue reading

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Noble Energy joins Anadarko in plans to spend billions in Niobrara

Denver Business Journal by Cathy Proctor, Reporter Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 2:43pm MS Anadarko Petroleum Corp.    isn’t the only Texas oil company planning to spend billions of dollars on Colorado’s Niobrara oil field in the next few years … Continue reading

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Oil estimate in northern Colorado pumps up job, revenue prospects

By Steve Raabe – The Denver Post – Posted: 11/16/2011 01:00:00 AM MST A dramatic increase in estimated oil in Colorado’s northern Front Range is likely to produce at least $50 million a year in new severance taxes for budget-strapped state … Continue reading

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Arapahoe County Joins Others in Releasing Draft Oil & Gas Regulations

Arapahoe County, CO has released its draft version of oil and gas regulations. Arapahoe county has joined both Douglas and Elbert in releasing draft regulations. The public comment period ends Nov, 17th, 2011, after which the county will host a … Continue reading

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Field Report: Fracking starts on Anadarko Lowry Bombing Range Well

Niobrara News has learned that fracking has started on one of the Anadarko’s Lowry Bombing Range wells. We have had a report that 150 fracking tanks are currently set up on site and that fracking has commenced. Anadarko in recent … Continue reading

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Anadarko predicts oil bounty from Niobrara, plans Colorado expansion

Denver Business Journal by Cathy Proctor, Reporter Date: Monday, November 14, 2011, 4:43pm MST Colorado’s fledgling Niobrara oil field could hold up to 1.5 billion barrels of oil — putting the field on par with the higher profile Bakken oil … Continue reading

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