Monthly Archives: June 2014

Colorado Supreme Court rejects challenges to Polis-backed oil & gas measures

Cathy Proctor and Ed Sealover – Denver Business Journal – June, 30, 2014 The Colorado Supreme Court Monday blocked challenges to six ballot proposals backed by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis concerning local regulation of oil and gas operations. The ruling means the campaign backing the measures … Continue reading

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PDC Energy Zeros In On The Codell

It has long been known that the Niobrara Play in the Denver Julesburg (DJ) basin is a stacked play.  By definition a stacked play is a play with multiple pay horizons (petroleum producing geologic formations or units) which may be accessed … Continue reading

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Hick: Chances of special session on oil, gas compromise less than 50%

By Aldo Svaldi – The Denver Post – June 27, 2014 Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday pegged the chances of a special session to pass a compromise bill providing local governments more control over oil and gas drilling at less than … Continue reading

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Big oil throws “strong support” to Hick’s local-control compromise

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – June 26, 2014 Four more oil and gas companies on Thursday threw their support to the Hickenlooper administration’s proposed compromise legislation on local control of oil and gas drilling. The two largest Front … Continue reading

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Group launches commercials opposing Polis-backed oil and gas measures

Cathy Proctor – Reporter-Denver Business Journal – June 23, 2014 The prelude is over, and now it’s game on for the ballot fight over fracking and local control of oil and gas operations in Colorado. Monday, an issue committee that’s received millions … Continue reading

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Signature drive for local control oil and gas initiatives start in Colorado

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – 6/18/2014 The drive for signatures to put two initiatives bolstering local control of oil and gas drilling on the November ballot began Wednesday even as negotiations to find a legislative compromise continue. About … Continue reading

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Primary election 2014: Colorado’s Republican governor candidates on drilling regulations

Ed Sealover – Reporter-Denver Business Journal None of Colorado’s four Republican gubernatorial candidates support Gov. John Hickenlooper’s current effort to give local governments more regulatory authority over drilling operations in exchange for U.S. Rep.Jared Polis yanking down his nine proposed regulatory ballot initiatives, with … Continue reading

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Colorado initiatives for local control of drilling OK’d for signatures

By Steve Raabe – The Denver Post – June. 16. 2014 Two more ballot initiatives that could limit oil and gas drilling have been approved for gathering of petition signatures by the Colorado Supreme Court. Initiative 88 would require new oil and … Continue reading

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