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Greeley group Energy Proud hopes word will spread about importance of oil, gas

They want to spread the word. The oil and gas boom hasn’t escaped anyone’s notice in Colorado but the founders of Energy Proud, a grassroots organization formed this summer in Greeley, want to increase public understanding of the energy industry’s economic importance to the region. The group, formed by Sarah MacQuiddy, president of the Greeley Chamber of Commerce; Eric Berglund, ...

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EDITORIAL: Colorado fracked its way to success

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The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Denver is booming. Drive through on Interstate 25 and the city’s success can be seen. Cranes erect shiny new high-rises. Downtown sidewalks bustle with pedestrians, giving a once-sleepy cow town the slight vibe of Chicago or San Francisco. Housing prices soar. Sellers enjoy bidding wars among well-qualified buyers arriving from around the globe. From Denver ...

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Greeley-based oil, gas company partners with Denver firm

Sharon Dunn | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. Greeley’s hometown oil and gas exploration company just got a little less hometown. Officials from Mineral Resources Inc. announced on Monday it had formed a “strategic alliance” with Denver-based Extraction Oil and Gas, a private exploration and drilling firm. Word on the street for the last month has been that the Denver firm ...

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Oil and gas spill report for Sept. 15

Staff Report | Greeley Tribune, Colo. The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the past two weeks. Information is based on Form 19, which operators must fill out detailing the leakage/spill events. Any spill release which may impact waters of the state must be reported as soon as practical. Any spill of five ...

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Fracking fluid spill backs up Greeley traffic for hours


Tyler Silvy | Greeley Tribune Traffic was backed up for hours Friday afternoon on U.S. 34 Bypass after a truck spilled fracking fluid near 65th Avenue. “They slammed on their brakes as they were coming up, and the barrel came free of their trailer and started leaking,” Greeley firefighter Doug Gilliland said. Fluid spilled from about a quarter mile east ...

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Oil, gas industry has positive impact on Weld governments

Sharon Dunn | The Greeley Tribune A study by an energy initiative at Duke University shows that Colorado’s booming oil and gas industry has had a positive impact on public finances to date. “Our research indicates that the net impact of recent oil and gas development has generally been positive for local public finances,” states the report, conducted by Daniel ...

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Fracking requires a special type of sand

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The hydraulic fracturing process utilizes a plethora of different substances to release hydrocarbons from deep below the earth’s surface, but a recent report by the Greeley Tribune asserts that the most important of these elements is sand. As the cocktail of water, chemicals and sand are injected into the ground at high pressures, sand ...

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Drilling becoming more common in urban areas

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Rural communities are no stranger to oil and gas operations moving close to home, but now even urban residents are contemplating signing mineral rights leasing agreements for property smaller than a full acre, according to a recent broadcast from Colorado Public Radio. Dawn Gioia, a stay-at-home mother of two, lives a couple of blocks ...

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