Monthly Archives: June 2016

EPA Issues Final Methane Standards for New Oil and Gas Sources

Engineering360 News Desk, May, 23, 2016 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized standards designed to reduce methane, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and toxic air emissions from new, modified and reconstructed sources in the oil and natural gas industry. … Continue reading

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New data will help Colorado study health effects of fracking

New data on air pollution from fracking wells in Colorado will be a big help in assessing whether the emissions are harmful to human health, state officials say By DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press – June 14, 2016 DENVER (AP) — … Continue reading

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Heavy hitters expected to jump in for potential Colorado fight on proposed oil, gas ballot initiatives

Sharon Dunn – Greeley Tribune – June 11, 2016 As they say in sports, it could all come down to this one game. Colorado’s November election could be a pivotal one for the oil and gas industry if voters are … Continue reading

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USGS Estimates 66 Trillion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas in Colorado’s Mancos Shale Formation

June 8, 2016, This is the second-largest assessment of potential shale & tight gas resources that the USGS has ever conducted. Note: in early 2013, a Mancos Shale study by the Colorado Mesa University stratigraphically calibrated the Upper Mancos, Prairie Canyon, Niobrara and … Continue reading

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Ballot proposal would ban oil & gas production from 90% of Colorado, says report

Denver Business Journal – May 27, 2016 A proposed ballot measure, No. 78, that calls for a mandatory 2,500-foot buffer zone around oil and gas operations, would, if approved by voters, effectively choke off oil and gas development across about … Continue reading

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