Monthly Archives: April 2014

Oil field services company Baker Hughes will disclose fracking chemicals

April 25, 2014 10:00 pm  •  KEVIN BEGOS and MATTHEW DALY The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The U.S. Department of Energy said Friday that it welcomes the decision by oil and gas industry supplier Baker Hughes to disclose all chemicals in hydraulic … Continue reading

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Modern Shale Gas (and Oil) Primer

The U.S. Department of Energy office of fossil energy has produced a very good primer on Shale Gas development in the United States.  The development processes and techniques such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling described in this report are also … Continue reading

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Business-civic coalition forms to oppose Colorado fracking ballot measures

Ed Sealover Reporter – Denver Business Journal – April 30, 2014 Business leaders have reassembled the powerhouse Coloradans for Responsible Reform to oppose 12 potential oil-and-gas regulation measures that could be on the state’s November ballot. And they have added nontraditional allies … Continue reading

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Bill to study health impacts of oil and gas dies in Colorado Legislature

Ed Sealover and Cathy Proctor – Denver Business Journal – April 29, 2014 A proposed law to launch a wide-ranging study of the health and quality-of-life impacts of oil and gas production along Colorado’s Front Range is dead.  The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Fracking Sand Spurs Grain-Like Silos for Rail Transport

By Thomas Black Apr 17, 2014 – Bloomberg The U.S. shale oil boom is putting millions of tons of sand onto North American railroads, enabling carriers to pack trains full instead of hauling just a handful of cars at a … Continue reading

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Oil and gas recruiter Air Energi opens Denver office to serve oil boom

By Steve Raabe – The Denver Post – April 15, 2014 An international energy employment firm is opening a Denver office to help the booming oil-and-gas sector find enough qualified workers. Air Energi Group’s Denver location will link prospective employees with … Continue reading

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Mineral ownership in Colorado comes with rights, responsibilities

  By Sarah Tanksalvala – Freelance Journalist – April 14, 2014 The United States of America is the only country in the world with privately owned mineral rights. In most countries, the government owns the land below the surface. In … Continue reading

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Colorado House approves study of oil and gas impacts

Cathy Proctor – Reporter-Denver Business Journal A wide-ranging study of analyze the health and quality-of-life impacts of oil and gas production along Colorado’s Front Range has passed the state House of Representatives. It now goes to the Senate for consideration. House Bill … Continue reading

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