Monthly Archives: August 2013

Anti-fracking group challenges ballot language for Broomfield ban

By Megan Quinn – Enterprise Staff Writer Ballot language The ballot item approved by council reads: “Shall Broomfield’s Home Rule Charter be amended to prohibit the owners of property rights in oil and gas minerals from extracting their property through the use … Continue reading

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Boulder Rep. Jared Polis amends complaint to state over Weld County drilling

By Charlie Brennan Camera Staff Writer, August 13, 2013 Congressman wants to plug anticipated ‘fracking’ near weekend getaway U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, has amended the complaint he filed last month to state oil and gas officials over a drilling operation … Continue reading

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Arapahoe County approves gas pipeline segment — with 19 conditions

By Ally Marotti The Denver Post Arapahoe County commissioners on Monday approved construction of a segment of a cross-country natural gas pipeline — with conditions — leaving only Adams County officials still opposed. About 13 miles of the 435-mile Front … Continue reading

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Shell Oil pulling out of northwest Colorado; energy leases for sale

Cathy Proctor Reporter-Denver Business Journal – August 8th 2013 Days after Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s biggest energy producer, announced a 60 percent drop in second-quarter results — largely due to a $2 billion write-down of its North American shale assets … Continue reading

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Colorado oil and gas companies recognized for environmental work

  Cathy Proctor Reporter-Denver Business Journal – August 9th, 2013 Several Colorado energy companies received awards from state regulators for work they’ve done on a variety of issues, including the environment and communications. The awards this week from the Colorado Oil … Continue reading

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Oil-gas industry must go beyond legal standards, Colorado official says

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – August 6, 2013 Mike King, the state’s top official overseeing oil and gas development, told industry executives Tuesday that if they want to win acceptance from communities, they will have to adopt practices … Continue reading

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ConocoPhillips continues to test the Niobrara

In their second quarter 2013 earnings call, ConocoPhillip’s Executive Vice President of Exploration and Production, Matthew J. Fox said that the company continues to test their extensive acreage in the Niobrara and is currently running one rig on their acreage.  He also … Continue reading

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