Monthly Archives: February 2014

Colorado bill might reinstate eminent-domain power for oil and gas companies

Ed Sealover Reporter- Denver Business Journal – February 27, 2014 Oil and gas companies had eminent-domain power for the paths of their pipelines for 105 years until the Colorado Supreme Court reinterpreted a dusty, old state law in 2012 — right as the … Continue reading

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Another anti-fracking measure could be headed to November ballot

Local Control Colorado latest group to attempt to give more power to local governments over oil and gas activity By John Aguilar, Camera Staff Writer More anti-fracking fervor could be headed to the ballot this year, as a new coalition … Continue reading

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Colorado adopts tougher air rules for oil, gas industry

By Bruce Finley – The Denver Post – February 24, 2014 Colorado adopted tougher air pollution rules for the oil and gas industry — the first in the nation to cover methane, a gas linked to climate change. State air quality control … Continue reading

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Noble Energy Niobrara Plan Focuses on Optimal Downspacing

Noble Energy at the February 2014 Credit Suisse Energy Summit presented results from 2013 and their plans for 2014 development.  The company reported record reserves of 1.4 BBoe, up 19 percent and their first Integrated Development Plan (IDP) at Wells Ranch … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ROYALTY OWNERS, ROCKIES CHAPTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   February 15, 2014  MINERAL OWNERS-WE NEED YOUR HELP! Are you aware that six (6) jurisdictions in Colorado, City and County of Boulder, City and County of Broomfield, City of Fort Collins, City of Lafayette, and the City of … Continue reading

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WPX to boost West Slope drilling

Firm to sink millions into Piceance Basin operation By Dennis Webb – The Daily Sentinel – February 11, 2014 WPX Energy said Monday it plans to operate an average of two more drilling rigs in western Colorado’s Piceance Basin, boosting its … Continue reading

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When drought occurs, fracking and farming collide

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – February 9, 2013 The move to tap petroleum-rich shale reserves in some of the country’s driest regions, including Colorado, may be setting up a battle between oil and water. The water is needed for hydraulic … Continue reading

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Former Obama official: Fracking has never been an environmental problem

February 5, 2014  by Ryan Holeywell   – FuelFix HOUSTON — Former U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar said Wednesday morning that he believes hydraulic fracturing is safe, and the energy industry should work to convince the public that it doesn’t … Continue reading

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