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Wyoming: Oil, well, there goes the neighborhood

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media As most of the population watches the fracking boom explode from an outsider’s perspective, there remains a segment of unsuspecting residents scattered across the nation unprepared for oil and gas to move into their backyards. In a recent report Wyoming Public Radio examined how the increase of mining activity in the Niobrara shale play ...

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Colorado initiatives for local control of drilling OK’d for signatures

By Steve Raabe | The Denver Post via the Broomfield Enterprise Two more ballot initiatives that could limit oil and gas drilling have been approved for gathering of petition signatures by the Colorado Supreme Court. Initiative 88 would require new oil and gas wells to be located at least 2,000 feet from the nearest occupied structure. Current state law establishes ...

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Recognition for Niobrara discovery in Colorado

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Last week, the largest gas and oil operator in the State of Colorado, WPX Energy, received the Best Discovery award from Oil and Gas Investor magazine for the company’s natural gas mining operations in the Niobrara Shale play. The discovery was originally announced in January 2013. Since then WPX Energy has reported that the ...

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Fracking earthquake insurance not worth it in Texas

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Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media Recent scientific speculation suggests that hydraulic fracking could be associated with earthquakes, and examples in Oklahoma and Colorado seem to corroborate that idea. Rumors had been circulating that Texas residents had been preemptively purchasing earthquake insurance coverage in light of the unnerving association, but Rebecca Salinas for the San Antonio News-Express reports that this ...

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Olympia port meeting attracts strong opinions about second marine terminal warehouse

By Rolf Boone | The Olympian, Wash. The meat of Monday’s Port of Olympia commission meeting may have been removed, but that didn’t deter several who still shared their opinions about the prospect of a second warehouse on the port’s marine terminal. The port commission was set to vote on whether to award a bid for construction of that warehouse — ...

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Support Company Profile: Blackeagle Energy Services

Energy Pipeline | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. Address: 230 Commerce Drive, Berthoud, Colo. Corporate headquarters: 230 Commerce Drive, Berthoud, CO 80513. Phone: (970) 532-0600 Number of employees: Approximately 500+ Website: www.blackeagleenergyservices.com Related: Executive Profile: Craig Rasmuson of Synergy Resources What services to you offer? Pipelines and related infrastructure, facilities construction, fabrication (including ASME code), and maintenance services to companies in the ...

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Study finds frac ban would cost Colorado billions of dollars

By Sharon Dunn | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. Fracking ban ramification A study conducted by the University of Colorado-Boulder Leeds School of Business examined the possible implications of a statewide ban on fracking activities. The report found that the industry in Colorado was as big as the construction or accommodations and food services industry in 2011. Assuming a fracking ban ...

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Water management may be key to cure Weld shakes

By Sharon Dunn | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. The answer to Greeley’s first earthquake in at least 40 years may be sitting 10,000 feet below the surface in a deep-water trash can that might be overfilling. The oil and gas boom has put added stress on the industry’s resources, more specifically in deep wastewater injection wells that cut two miles ...

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