Tag Archives: Arapahoe County

Mapping project shows heavy oil, gas leasing in Arapahoe County

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – February 17, 2015 Arapahoe County is a checkerboard of oil and gas leases and rights — with holdings adjacent to schools, parks and housing developments, according to an analysis by Conservation Colorado. The nonprofit … Continue reading

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ConocoPhillips digs into Aurora drilling and fracking controversy

By Rachel Sapin, Staff Writer, November 6, 2014 – Aurora Sentinel AURORA | Porscha Hicks-Plant squinted at the multiple layers of steel casing and cement that surround a drill pipe as it plunges thousands of feet below the surface. As … Continue reading

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ConocoPhillips May Slow Niobrara Ramp Up

On October 30, ConocoPhillips held an Earnings Conference Call for their Q3 2014 Results During the call the the company’s EVP, Exploration and Production briefly mentioned the Conoco’s Niobrara operations a few times, but did not provide much detail regarding … Continue reading

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Bill to study health impacts of oil and gas dies in Colorado Legislature

Ed Sealover and Cathy Proctor – Denver Business Journal – April 29, 2014 A proposed law to launch a wide-ranging study of the health and quality-of-life impacts of oil and gas production along Colorado’s Front Range is dead.  The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday … Continue reading

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ConocoPhillips reported to be letting Elbert Co. leases expire

Niobrara News readers in Elbert County have reported that ConocoPhillps (COP) has been letting their leases expire without invoking the provision that allowed COP to extend the leases for an additional 2 years by paying an additional sum equal to the … Continue reading

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Arapahoe County approves gas pipeline segment — with 19 conditions

By Ally Marotti The Denver Post Arapahoe County commissioners on Monday approved construction of a segment of a cross-country natural gas pipeline — with conditions — leaving only Adams County officials still opposed. About 13 miles of the 435-mile Front … Continue reading

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ConocoPhillips, Arapahoe County work out new local regs

Cathy Proctor Reporter-Denver Business Journal – May 1, 2013 Arapahoe County aims to walk the line between citizens’ concerns and the state’s authority in drafting new oil and gas rules, Commissioner Rod Bockenfeld told me a few weeks ago when I called to … Continue reading

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Arapahoe County OKs agreement to expedite fracking applications

Rockpick’s Take: ConocoPhillips is one of the largest holders of leases in Arapahoe County, so if their operations exceed state standards then there is every reason to expect that their applications will be on the fast track. By Carlos Illescas … Continue reading

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