Monthly Archives: January 2013

Nustar Energy to tap the Niobrara

Value Digger – Seeking Alpha Excerpt from article: The Silver Bullets Of The North American Energy Transport Infrastructure (Part II) by Value Digger Niobrara Falls Project: After the acquisition of TexStar’s crude pipeline assets in the Eagle Ford region, Nustar Energy (NS) moves aggressively … Continue reading

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Boulder County Commissioners extend moratorium on oil & gas development

Following a public hearing on recently-adopted regulations for oil and gas development in unincorporated Boulder County, the County Commissioners voted unanimously to extend a temporary moratorium on new oil and gas drilling applications (currently set to end on Feb. 4) … Continue reading

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Niobrara gas well on Western Slope comes in big

Cathy Proctor – Reporter-Denver Business Journal – January 22, 2012 Colorado’s Niobrara shale formation, known for producing mostly oil from Front Range wells through the use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, now has spawned a gusher natural gas well in the Piceance Basin … Continue reading

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FrackNation Seeks To Dispel Gasland Claims

At 9 pm Mountain Time on January 22nd, 2013, the the premiere of FrackNation, a documentary by freelance Irish journalist Phelim McAleer was aired on AXStv available on Dish Network. McAleer’s impressive journalistic credentials lend legitimacy to this film which was  funded by … Continue reading

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COGCC Hearings on Drilling Setbacks set to continue on January 24th

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will hold a Commission Hearing on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. to continue Commission deliberations regarding the Rulemaking for Statewide Setbacks. The COGCC preliminarily approved new rules to limit drilling impacts near residences … Continue reading

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COGCC approves new rules to limit drilling impacts near residences

On January 9th, 2013 the COGCC preliminarily approved new rules to limit the drilling impacts near residences. The new rules address concerns of residents that could potentially be affected by drilling in the Denver Julesberg basin. The new rules include … Continue reading

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Colorado oil and gas panel OKs bigger buffer between wells, homes

Cathy Proctor – Reporter- Denver Business Journal The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission gave preliminary approval late Wednesday to raising the minimum distance between drilling rigs and homes.By a 7-2 straw vote, the COGCC agreed to a 500-foot buffer … Continue reading

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Niobrara a Premier Oil Resource Play

In its January 2013 Investor Presentation, Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI) called the Niobrara a Premiere Oil Resource Play. Bonanza Creek holds the third largest acreage in the Colorado’s Core Wattenberg field sharing its enviable position with Noble Energy and Anadarko Petroleum. Bonanza … Continue reading

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