Monthly Archives: March 2016

USGS studies suggest that fracking is only rarely the cause of felt earthquakes

March 28, 2016, JESSICA FITZPATRICK (JKFITZPATRICK@USGS.GOV) AND MARK PETERSEN (MPETERSEN@USGS.GOV)  For the first time, new USGS maps identify potential ground-shaking hazards from both human-induced and natural earthquakes. In the past, USGS maps only identified natural earthquake hazards. This is also … Continue reading

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Colorado House passes O&G earthquake bill over Hickenlooper’s concerns

Cathy Proctor – Reporter – Denver Business Journal – March 18, 2016 A bill that would make oil and gas companies liable for damage caused by earthquakes, and raised concerns in the Governor’s office, passed the Colorado House of Representatives on Friday on … Continue reading

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Forget fracking. Choking and lifting are latest efforts to stem U.S. shale bust

By Swetha Gopinath and Amrutha Gayathri – Reuters – March 9, 2016 (Reuters) – Something is awry in the beleaguered U.S. shale patch: older wells, which normally gush oil or natural gas in their first few months before rapidly depleting, … Continue reading

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Mineral owners assert property rights in Colorado’s oil and gas fight

By John Aguilar – The Denver Post – March 6, 2016 LA SALLE — The devastating floods of 2013 sent water from the South Platte River cascading across Chuck and Roni Sylvester’s farm and into their home, creating a high-water mark 17 … Continue reading

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Analysts pile on with downgrades of Denver oil company’s stock

Ben Miller – Contributing Writer – Denver Business Journal – March 2, 2016 One day after announcing that a $255 million asset sale had fallen through, eight analysts downgraded shares of this Denver oil company’s stock. On Monday afternoon, Bonanza Creek … Continue reading

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