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Executive profile of Barton Brookman at PDC Energy


By: Anne Cumming Rice, Greenly Tribune For most of his career, Barton Brookman has been well-acquainted with the oil fields of northern Colorado. And after 30 years, he’s still amazed at the ways the oil and gas industry uses technology to reinvent itself. “The Wattenberg Field has been revolutionized multiple times,” said Brookman, chief operating officer and executive vice president of ...

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Feeding the oilpatch has become big business


Every week, the orders keep climbing. Cyle Lambert, the only man standing between a horde of oil and gas workers and their empty bellies in northeastern Weld County, has worked steadfast in the last two years to accommodate the growing masses. A recent order had him pencil in 15 cases of hamburger patties, 45 dozen eggs, 210 pounds of hash ...

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Cyber attacks hit oil, gas, just as much as retail


By: David Persons Recent cyber attacks on retail giants such as Target and Neiman-Marcus have been well documented. The public is quite aware that a new generation of malware is causing havoc with U.S. businesses as hackers seek to steal private financial information. What the public might not be aware of is just how costly and widespread the attacks are. Cyber ...

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Energy Pipeline: New emissions rules set to start in May


The state’s oil and gas companies will soon be operating under the most stringent emissions compliance regulations in the country after the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission adopted new rules in February. The rules come after a year-long review of policies and receiving input from practically every interest involved from the operators themselves to environmental and public groups. The result ...

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Study finds Weld County would lose thousands of jobs, millions in taxes if fracking banned statewide

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A new study of the economic effects of a potential statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing shows that Colorado and Weld County would lose out on thousands of jobs and millions in tax revenues. The University of Colorado Leeds School of Business on Wednesday released a study on the economic impacts of a potential statewide fracking ban, finding that in the ...

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Energy boom spurs growth west of the Mississippi


WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s energy boom is fueling population growth west of the Mississippi River. New 2013 census information released Thursday shows that 6 of the 10 fastest-growing metropolitan areas and 8 of the 10 fastest-growing counties in the country are located in or near the oil- and gas-rich fields of the Great Plains and Mountain West. More and more ...

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The total costs of crude oil

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 By E. KIRSTEN PETERS Energy companies work night and day to bring us oil and the many products made from it. Most of that work is uneventful and unseen by the public. But when things go wrong, a disaster of epic proportions can ensue. Twenty five years ago — on the night of March 23, 1989 — the Exxon Valdez ...

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Newly-commissioned power plant slated for Niobrara

A commission partnership has been announced for a new gas processing plant in Converse County, Wyoming. Williams Partners L.P. and Crestwood Midstream Partners L.P. have collaborated to commission the Bucking Horse gas processing facility, which will boost the Powder River Basin’s processing capacity by 120 million cubic feet per day. The new site, located in Douglas, will include processing buildings, ...

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