Monthly Archives: April 2013

Arapahoe County OKs agreement to expedite fracking applications

Rockpick’s Take: ConocoPhillips is one of the largest holders of leases in Arapahoe County, so if their operations exceed state standards then there is every reason to expect that their applications will be on the fast track. By Carlos Illescas … Continue reading

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ConocoPhillips Earnings Call – Niobrara Tidbits

On April 25th ConocoPhillips held its first quarter 2013 earnings call.  During the call and during questioning, ConocoPhillips’s Niobrara activities on and around its Lowry Bombing Range properties were briefly mentioned. The mentions confirm some rumor and hearsay about their activities … Continue reading

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Colorado fracking database questioned by Harvard study

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – April 23, 2013 The online database Colorado uses for disclosing the ingredients in fracking fluids used in drilling oil and gas wells is seriously flawed, according to a Harvard Law School study. The … Continue reading

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Colorado’s Niobrara oil play not a flash in the pan

  April 15, 2013 – Cathy Proctor Reporter-Denver Business Journal The two biggest oil and gas companies working in Colorado’s Niobrara oil play could be drilling new wells nearly 20 years from now, based on the number of locations they’ve identified and … Continue reading

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ConocoPhillips To Build Pipeline For New Niobrara Sweet Spot

On Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 ConocoPhillips held an open house and BBQ dinner at the Bennett, CO Community center for residents of nearby communities. The company was eager to answer questions about its accelerating oil operations on and around its … Continue reading

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WPX Energy’s Niobrara Discovery Well Exceeds 1 billion Cu. Ft. Natural Gas in 1st 100 days

April 8, 2013 – TULSA, Okla. – WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) announced today that its Niobrara Shale discovery well in the Piceance Basin exceeded 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas production in just over 100 days of operation. At this rate, … Continue reading

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Potential battle looms over local oil and gas rules, drilling fees

  Ed Sealover – Reporter-Denver Business Journal – April 11, 2013 Colorado House Democrats took two steps toward giving more control over oil and gas drilling to local governments Thursday, as leaders said that they expect to introduce a bill soon allowing … Continue reading

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Oil and gas bills have Colorado legislature pitted against Hickenlooper

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post Oil and gas drilling has swept off the plains and into the Colorado statehouse, fueling battles between the industry and community advocates and potentially between Gov. John Hickenlooper and his fellow Democrats in the … Continue reading

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