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Colorado joins oil-producing states’ lawsuit against BLM

By Bruce Finley – The Denver Post – April 24, 2015 Colorado on Friday joined a lawsuit by oil-producing states challenging the federal government’s new rules for fracking on federal public lands. The lawsuit contends the U.S. Bureau of Land Management cannot … Continue reading

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Wyoming oil and gas drilling setback increase heads to vote

April 14, 2015 – Associated Press CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming oil and gas regulators are set to decide whether the state should require oil and gas drilling to take place farther away from homes and businesses. The current minimum distance … Continue reading

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Niobrara oil depends on railroads to get to market, say feds

Cathy Proctor – Reporter-Denver Business Journal – March 30, 2015 About 64 percent of the crude oil produced in the Niobrara formation, the rock layer at the center of Colorado’s oil boom, gets to market via railroad tank cars, according to a … Continue reading

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ConocoPhillips plans to spend less in 2015 as crude slides

BY SWETHA GOPINATH – Reuters – December 8, 2014 (Reuters) – ConocoPhillips said its 2015 capital budget would be 20 percent, or about $3 billion, lower than this year’s, the biggest spending cut by a U.S. oil and gas producer in … Continue reading

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Niobrara Denver-Julesburg Crude Takeaway Expansions

Sandy Fielden, RBN Energy LLC, October 1, 2014 The Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin of the Niobrara shale in Northeast Colorado is one of the hottest crude plays around at the moment. RBN expects DJ Basin crude production to nearly double from 235 … Continue reading

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Shell testing new laser-based sensor to find shale gas

Ryan Holeywell  – Fuel Fix – October 7, 2014 HOUSTON – Royal Dutch Shell is testing a new device that uses lasers to help identify shale gas reservoirs, Wyoming-based oilfield service company WellDog announced Tuesday. The device, which weights more than … Continue reading

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Niobrara Crude Production Takes Off

Sandy Fielden, RBN Energy  , October 2, 2014 Crude production from the Denver Julesburg (DJ) and Powder River Basin (PRB) plays in the Niobrara shale in Colorado and Wyoming is up 260% to 361 Mb/d since January 2012 and is expected … Continue reading

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Study finds no link between quakes and drilling, calls for more research near Bairoil

MEAD GRUVER – Associated Press – September 22, 2014 Supporting Info: The Lost Soldier and Wertz oil fields are in the Tensleep Sandstone near Baroil Wyoming.  The Tensleep sandstone is of Middle Pennsylvanian to Lower Permian age is composed of eolian and marine … Continue reading

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