Monthly Archives: January 2012

ConocoPhillips to lease oil and gas rights at Lowry for $137M

Cathy Proctor – Reporter – Denver Business Journal – 1/27/12 ConocoPhillips  has signed a tentative agreement with the Colorado State Land Board    to lease oil and natural gas mineral rights at the old Lowry bombing range east of Aurora … Continue reading

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Colorado fracking to use more water in coming years, but still a small percentage of total

Cathy Proctor -Reporter – Denver Business Journal The amount of water used for hydraulic fracturing in Colorado is expected to rise 35 percent between 2010 and 2015, but will still be a fraction — about 0.1 percent — of the … Continue reading

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Commerce City council votes to continue temporary fracking ban

By Monte Whaley The Denver Post 1-24-2012 COMMERCE CITY  — The City Council late Monday night unanimously voted to continue an ordinance which temporarily bans hydraulic fracturing and drilling operations within the city until Feb. 27.

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Halliburton to build $20 million terminal in Windsor to support hydraulic fracturing activity

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – 01/19/2012 Houston-based Halliburton will build a $20 million sand terminal in Windsor to support its hydraulic fracturing activity in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, the company said. Halliburton  will use 54 acres in the … Continue reading

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By Cathy Proctor – Denver Business Journal – Jan 13, 2012 A move by local governments to temporary ban oil and gas operations along the Front Range doesn’t have the industry alarmed yet, as long as local officials ultimately follow … Continue reading

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Negotiations On Drilling At Colorado Park To Proceed

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission has authorized negotiations with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. to allow for energy development at St. Vrain State Park near Longmont, with some restrictions. Anadarko has proposed drilling seven horizontal wells from a … Continue reading

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Willoughby: Colorado Parks and Wildlife faces tough call on drilling for oil

by Scott Willoughby – the Denver Post – 1-11-2012 Parks and Wildlife finds itself between a rock and a hard place this week as the agency ventures onto the slippery slope of drilling for oil at a state park and … Continue reading

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Arapahoe County Commissoniers Vote Against Additional Oil and Gas Regulations

On Jan. 3, 2012, the Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners voted not to amend the County’s Land Development Code with the proposed oil and gas regulations, citing that many of the regulations were duplicative of the regulations adopted by … Continue reading

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