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Governor, industry urge cautious hand in regulating oil, gas

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DENVER (AP) — Collaboration and negotiation allowed Colorado to draw up oil and gas regulations that protect the public and the environment while encouraging a lucrative state industry, the governor and the president of an industry group say. Gov. John Hickenlooper and American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard talked Thursday about regulation, the future of the industry and the possibility ...

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Despite national oil slowdown, Weld County wells booming

GREELEY, Colo. — Despite a general slowdown in oil drilling across the Denver-Julesburg Basin and elsewhere, Weld County is on track to top 100 million barrels of oil this year. More than 89 percent of the state’s production this year is coming from Weld, The Greeley Tribune reported. That’s up from 85 percent last year. Industry analysts say operators are ...

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Scientists: Colorado water safe to drink despite drilling

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Scientists at Colorado State University say there’s little evidence that drinking water has been contaminated by oil and gas drilling in the northeastern part of the state. The Coloradoan reports that civil and environment engineering professor Ken Carlson led studies analyzing the impact of oil and gas drilling on groundwater in the 6,700-square-mile Denver-Julesburg Basin. More ...

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Noble Energy, Weld County’s second largest oil and gas producer, reports $283 million third-quarter loss

Noble Energy on Monday reported a third-quarter loss of $283 million. “Noble Energy delivered tremendous performance in the third quarter,” said David Stover, Noble Energy’s chairman, president and CEO in a news release. “This was highlighted by material reductions in our quarterly capital and controllable unit costs, which were driven by continued operational efficiency gains throughout the business.” The news ...

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Editorial: More productive conversation appearing between oil and gas industry and area residents

The debate about how to live with energy development operations has been a regular feature of this page and of discussions at public meetings in Weld County since hydraulic fracturing revolutionized oil and gas operations and brought a host of energy companies into the region. For a long time, the conversations felt repetitive, and the positions seemed intractable. But just ...

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Overheard at DUG Bakken-Niobrara conference in Denver

Every year, Hart Energy puts on the DUG Bakken-Niobrara conference in downtown Denver, where industry officials talk about economics, production and innovation in the Bakken region in North Dakota and the Niobrara region in the Denver-Julesburg Basin. The conference, held March 31-April 2 at the Colorado Convention Center, focused this year on companies finding ways to continue innovation and operation ...

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Oil, gas driller settles to $73 million in pollution case

DENVER — Major oil and gas driller Noble Energy has agreed to pay more than $73 million in a settlement with state and federal regulators over Front Range air-pollution violations. The Denver Post reports that the company’s tank batteries were emitting thousands of tons of chemicals a year, contributing to the region’s ozone pollution problem. The Houston-based energy mammoth has ...

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Frack sand terminal comes to DJ Basin

The Denver-Julesburg basin’s first frack sand terminal officially opened today, MarketWatch reports. Twin Eagle Sand Logistics, LLC, a Twin Eagle Resources Management, LLC. subsidiary, is responsible for the new terminal, which is located near Evans on the Union Pacific Railway lead track in the basin. The new terminals boasts more than 160 railcar spaces, but the Houston-based company plans to ...

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