Monthly Archives: June 2013

Obama Administration Cuts Oil Development on Federal Land

By Sandy Fitzgerald – June 22, 2013 – Newsmax The Obama administration is calling for cutting the amount of federal lands open for oil shale and tars sands development in the Western states, a plan that industry officials say may … Continue reading

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PDC Energy sells Colo. gas holdings, shifts focus to liquids-rich plays

By Mark Passwaters – SNL Financial Denver-based PDC Energy Inc. said June 19 that it closed on a deal to sell its noncore Colorado natural gas assets to Caerus Oil and Gas LLC for approximately $185 million. The company said the money … Continue reading

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Upton: Government should get out of energy boom’s way

“We haven’t seen a single instance where groundwater has been contaminated by fracking — not one,” Upton said. By Ben Goad – The Hill – 06/20/13 Hydraulic fracturing technology has helped to set the stage for a national energy boom, … Continue reading

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Fracking fuels water fights in nation’s dry spots

By GARANCE BURKE – Associated Press – June 13, 2013 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation’s driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from … Continue reading

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West Side Story – A sweet ‘Beast’ in the Niobrara

By LOUISE S. DURHAM, EXPLORER Correspondent – AAPG Explorer – June 2013 Ask a Rocky Mountain operator how it’s going, and the answer might well be a non-committal “it’s going. ”There’s both oil and gas aplenty in this region, but as … Continue reading

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Carrizo Backs Up 2013 Drill Plan With COGCC Spacing Order Request to Drill Up To 231 Niobrara Wells

At the June 17,18 hearing of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) in Grand Junction, Colorado, Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. has requested spacing unit orders and requests to drill up to 231 horizontal Niobrara wells. The large number … Continue reading

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WPX raises the number of drilling rigs it’s running in Colorado

Cathy Proctor Reporter – Denver Business Journal – June 5, 2013 WPX Energy Inc. is boosting the number of drilling rigs it’s running in western Colorado and plans to spend about $400 million in the state this year. The Tulsa, Okla.-based … Continue reading

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Boulder approves one-year fracking moratorium

By Brittany Anas Camera Staff Writer – June 4, 2013 Boulder City Council members Tuesday night unanimously approved a one-year fracking moratorium, blocking oil and gas drilling permits in the city and on Boulder-owned open space properties.

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