Monthly Archives: July 2012

State sues Longmont over oil and gas drilling regulations

By Scott Rochat – Longmont Times-Call LONGMONT — The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission sued the city of Longmont on Monday, saying the city’s new oil and gas rules trespassed into areas meant to be governed by the state. … Continue reading

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Wyoming poised to unlock Niobrara secrets

Denver Business Journal – Date: Friday, July 27, 2012 The state of Wyoming plans to reveal previously confidential production information on some 900 oil and gas wells in the Niobrara Shale formation. The information is slated to be unveiled Wednesday … Continue reading

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New Report Available on Triggered Earthquakes from Colorado Geological Survey

A new report from the Colorado Geological Survey (CGS) is available on man triggered earthquakes. Recently there has been some controversy over hydro-fracing of oil wells and any connections with earthquakes. In the report the CGS states that to date … Continue reading

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New Wyoming oil, gas map released

By JEREMY FUGLEBERG Star-Tribune business editor The Wyoming State Geological Survey has released its annually updated map of oil and natural gas resources in Wyoming. The map includes the boundaries of producing and abandoned oil and gas fields in Wyoming, … Continue reading

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Colorado prepares to sue Longmont over its ban on fracking

The Longmont Times-Call 07/25/2012 LONGMONT — As many expected it would, the state of Colorado has notified the city of Longmont it intends to sue over the city’s new oil and gas regulations. Assistant attorney general Jake Matter sent an … Continue reading

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Longmont council approves oil/gas rules 5-2 – Ban in residential zones survives on 4-3 vote

By Scott Rochat Longmont Times-Call LONGMONT — Longmont has a new set of oil and gas regulations, including a restriction on drilling in residential zones. That restriction survived a 4-3 City Council vote Tuesday night, shortly before the rules as … Continue reading

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Longmont City Council to Vote on New Oil and Gas Regulations on July 17th, 2012

The Longmont City Council on July 17th will vote on oil and gas regulations ordinance O-2012-25.  The new ordinance, if approved, would introduce a new layer of local regulations that would need to be met by the oil land gas … Continue reading

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Aurora council OKs lease for water for fracking

Associated Press – 7/10/2012 AURORA, Colo.—Anadarko Petroleum Corp. can lease $9.5 million in used water from Aurora for oil and gas drilling over five years under a deal approved by city councilors. The council voted 8-3 on Monday in favor … Continue reading

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