Monthly Archives: December 2011

Ultra seeks OK to drill for oil, gas inside Colorado Springs city limits

By Barbara Cotter and Daniel Chacon – The Gazette Ultra Resources Inc., the Houston-based company that bought 18,000 acres of the Banning Lewis Ranch in October, filed permits with the state last week to drill two wells on the sprawling … Continue reading

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Commerce City delays oil and gas decision

Denver Business Journal by Cathy Proctor, Reporter-Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Commerce City’s town council on Monday voted to postpone for 30 days a final decision to impose a six-month moratorium on oil and gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing — or … Continue reading

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Colorado approval of fracking fluids’ full disclosure came after long negotiations and nudge from governor

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post Colorado’s new fracking-fluid disclosure rule, the most comprehensive in the country, is the product of days of “shuttle diplomacy,” last-minute compromises and phone calls from Gov. John Hickenlooper.

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Colorado approves fracking disclosure rules

DENVER (AP) – Colorado regulators have approved new rules requiring energy companies to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing but allowing them to protect trade secrets and to provide 48 hours notice before pumping chemicals underground. The Colorado Oil … Continue reading

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Geokinetics Plans Southern Niobrara 3D Seismic Survey in Douglas and Elbert Counties

Geokinetics Inc. is planning to conduct a 3D seismic survey named “Delbert 3D” in Douglas and Elbert counties in Colorado, directly east of the town of Parker. The area of interest includes Townships 4,5,6, and 7 South and Ranges 63, … Continue reading

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Coming up dry

by Pam Zubeck – The Colorado Springs Independent – Dec 1, 2011 With government agencies scrambling to pinch every penny, what if an industry came along that would produce millions of dollars in tax revenue? The oil and gas industry … Continue reading

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Colorado oil and gas commission to take up fracking rules Dec. 12

Denver Business Journal by Cathy Proctor, Reporter – Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 2:41pm MST The Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission will discuss proposed rules requiring more public disclosure of the ingredients used in hydraulic fracturing on Dec. 12, an … Continue reading

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Hearing on Colorado fracking disclosure rules draws crowd

Cathy Proctor – Reporter – Denver Business Journal – Monday, December 5, 2011, 2:20pm MST A lengthy hearing on proposed disclosure rules for hydraulic fracturing in Colorado drew a standing-room-only crowd Monday before the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission … Continue reading

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