Monthly Archives: July 2015

Encana, Erie reach agreement on oil and gas operations

Cathy Proctor – Reporter – Denver Business Journal – July 23, 2015 Six months after the Erie Board of Trustees narrowly rejected a proposal to ban new oil and gas drilling in the northern Front Range town, the town has reached a new … Continue reading

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Niobrara M&A Activity on the Horizon?

Goldman Sachs sees Cabot, Range as majors’ top shale M&A targets By Bill Holland SNL Financial, July 17, 2015 “We see an active opportunity for intra-shale consolidation among E&Ps,” Goldman said. “Multiple shale plays have very fragmented ownership, particularly the Permian … Continue reading

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More crude oil is being shipped out of Rockies by train, despite more pipes

Cathy Proctor – Reporter – Denver Business Journal – July 17 2015 As the amount of oil production from Colorado’s Niobrara field north of Denver has skyrocketed in the last few years, pipeline and railroad companies that specialize in shipping oil out of … Continue reading

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Ballot fight over fracking could be shaping up in Colorado

By DAN ELLIOTT – Associated Press – Jul. 11, 2015 DENVER (AP) — Environmentalists and the energy industry have fought decisive battles over fracking in New York, Oklahoma and Texas, but the outcome is unclear in Colorado, where the issue could … Continue reading

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Industry gets first crack at shaping new Colorado oil, gas rules

State kicks off series of meetings about new regs that give local governments more power by hearing from drillers By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – July 7, 2015 Colorado’s oil and gas industry had the first crack Tuesday at offering … Continue reading

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Refracking Is the New Fracking

by Dan Murtaugh, Lynn Doan, and Bradley Olson – Bloomberg Business – July 6, 2015 The technique itself is nothing new. Oil crews across the world have been schooled on its simple principles for generations: Identify aging, low-output wells and hit them with a … Continue reading

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