Monthly Archives: July 2014

Mineral Owners Decry Attempts by Out-of-State Billionaires to Trample on Property Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Senate U.S. Environment and Public Works Committee Report Connects the Dots between Country’s Largest Family Foundations and Colorado’s Fracking Ban Groups DENVER (July 30, 2014) – Republicans on the Senate’s U.S. Environment and Public Works Committee released a … Continue reading

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Pioneer Energy takes aim at unwanted ‘flared’ natural gas in oil fields

Cathy Proctor – Reporter-Denver Business Journal – July 29, 2014 Robert Zubrin, founder and president of Pioneer Energy Inc. in Lakewood, has spent decades working on aerospace projects aimed at interplanetary travel, including more than 60 contracts for NASA. And he’s translated some of … Continue reading

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Noble Energy Predicts 25% Loss of Locations If 2K Setbacks Are Enacted Says FBR

Seeking Alpha – July 28, 2014 Article Except: Today FBR said that regarding Niobrara regulatory risk, even in a worst-case scenario of 2K-ft. setbacks resulting in 25% loss of locations and a 10% degradation of capital efficiency, the firm says … Continue reading

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Oil, gas boom taps rush of ordinances and bans across the U.S.

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – July 27, 2014 Development of oil and gas shale formations has sparked drilling from Pennsylvania to California, and that is leading to a new wave of local oil and gas ordinances and bans. … Continue reading

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Littwin: Jared Polis, others have lots to lose in Great Colorado Fracking Wars

Mike Littwin – Colorado Independent – The Tribune July, 24, 2014 As we head into the next stage of the Great Colorado Fracking Wars, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: Jared Polis has backed himself into a corner — and there … Continue reading

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Boulder County judge strikes down Longmont fracking ban

Order stayed pending possible appeal By Scott Rochat – Times-Call staff writer – July 24, 2014 A Boulder County District Court judge has struck down Longmont’s fracking ban but said the ban can remain in place while the city considers an … Continue reading

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Bakken in Full Development; Niobrara Hot for E&P, Whiting Exec Says

Richard Nemec – July 17, 2014 – NGIs Shale Daily Excerpt from Article: Even with its increased concentration in North Dakota, Whiting has what Williams called “an awful lot” of oil plays in the Niobrara. “We have outstanding oil saturation, … Continue reading

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Hickenlooper joins with Colorado business group to fight oil & gas initiatives

Cathy Proctor – Reporter-Denver Business Journal – July, 17, 2014 Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, surrounded by a crowd of senior executives representing the state’s biggest industries, on Thursday joined with the business-backed powerhouse Coloradans for Responsible Reform (CFRR) to launch a fight against … Continue reading

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