Monthly Archives: September 2014

Judge: Broomfield fracking ban doesn’t apply to a Denver oil and gas company

Cathy Proctor – Reporter – Denver Business Journal Broomfield’s ban on fracking doesn’t apply to Sovereign Operating Co., a Denver-based oil and gas company that had reached a “memorandum of understanding” with the city before voters in November 2013 narrowly approved a ban … Continue reading

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Colorado oil and gas task force IDs legal, health issues as priorities

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – September 25, 2014 The gubernatorial task force charged with reducing land-use and local-control conflicts over oil and gas drilling in Colorado identified health, technology and legal issues it wants to examine. At their first … Continue reading

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PENN STATE: Residual hydraulic fracturing water not a risk to groundwater

By Patricia Craig – September 10, 2014 UNVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Hydraulic fracturing — fracking or hydrofracturing — raises many concerns about potential environmental impacts, especially water contamination. Currently, data show that the majority of water injected into wells stays … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: NARO – Rockies Disappointed in Fort Collins City Council’s Vote to Appeal Judge’s Ruling to Overturn Energy Development Moratorium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – National Association of Royalty Owners -Rockies Disappointed in Fort Collins City Council’s Vote to Appeal Judge’s Ruling to Overturn Energy Development Moratorium  Continued efforts to ban energy development are an affront to real property rights held by … Continue reading

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Study finds no link between quakes and drilling, calls for more research near Bairoil

MEAD GRUVER – Associated Press – September 22, 2014 Supporting Info: The Lost Soldier and Wertz oil fields are in the Tensleep Sandstone near Baroil Wyoming.  The Tensleep sandstone is of Middle Pennsylvanian to Lower Permian age is composed of eolian and marine … Continue reading

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Oil production in the Powder River Basin more than doubles in five years

By BENJAMIN STORROW Star-Tribune staff writer – September 16, 2014 Oil production in the Powder River Basin more than doubled over the past five years, the U.S. Energy Information Agency reported Monday, confirming a trend many observers had long suspected. Output in … Continue reading

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Energy-rich Weld County leads the nation’s big counties for job gains

Mark Harden – News Director-Denver Business Journal Colorado’s Weld County, which has seen a recent surge in oil and gas development, enjoyed the biggest percentage job gain among 339 of the largest U.S. counties over the one-year period ending March 31, according … Continue reading

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Oil and gas bounty from fracking leads to debate over exports, conference told

Cathy Proctor – Reporter-Denver Business Journal Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have changed the nation’s energy supplies so dramatically that now people are pushing to export domestic oil and natural gas internationally, Gale Norton, a former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, said … Continue reading

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