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Colorado firewater: mostly natural, industry leaks seldom to blame, CU study finds

By Bruce Finley – Denver Post – July 11, 2016 95 percent of methane gas came from naturally occurring microbial processes, often underground coal seams, usually not oil and gas industry Some Coloradans can light their water on fire: methane … Continue reading

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Next goal: Reclaim unused well pads

By Dennis Webb Friday, The Daily Sentinel – January 1, 2016 When falling prices caused natural gas development to start dropping off in places like western Colorado after peaking in 2008, in some cases it ended up in companies doing … Continue reading

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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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Colorado to define bigger role for local governments in oil and gas

Cathy Proctor – Denver Business Journal, June 19, 2015 The biggest recommendations to come out of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s oil and gas task force in February called for requiring oil and gas companies to share more information with local governments before … Continue reading

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Mom power helps compel change around Colorado oil, gas operations

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – May 10, 2015 When Trisha Golding gets dressed up in business clothes, her two daughters say, “Mommy’s going to do oil and gas.” After a driller proposed putting 19 oil and gas wells within … Continue reading

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Colorado smashes record for oil production

Cathy Proctor – Reporter-Denver Business Journal – March 4, 2015 Colorado posted a new record for oil production in 2014, with more than 82.8 million barrels of crude oil pumped from the ground — about 85 percent of it from Weld County … Continue reading

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Oil and gas chief: Local government needs more say in siting oil, gas wells

By Mark Jaffe – The Denver Post – January 15, 2015 GREELEY — The movement of large-scale oil and gas operations into Front Range suburbs is creating pressures not being addressed by state rules, Colorado’s top oil and gas regulator said … Continue reading

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Niobrara and Codell Drilling Interest Spikes in Colorado’s Adams County

According to the September 2014 docket of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) there are petitions to approve spacing units to drill up to 24 Niobrara and/or Codell wells in 640 and 1280 acre spacing units.  The companies … Continue reading

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