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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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Fracking earthquakes in Colorado?

By Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media As hydraulic fracturing continues to drain and pump fluids from and into the earth’s surface, many are beginning to feel the effects of mining beginning to vibrate all around them. Last week, Greeley, Colorado registered an earthquake was reported to have reached 3.4 on the Richter magnitude scale. As communities across the nation ...

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Energy Pipeline: Shunning natural gas for oil


By David Persons | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. A trend is occurring nationwide among oil and gas companies to sell off dry natural gas properties and focus on acquiring sites that have good potential for oil and natural gas liquids. That is quite evident in the Niobrara shale play in Weld County. PDC (Petroleum Development Corporation) Energy, an oil and ...

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Greeley will keep watering restrictions this year

By Analisa Romano | The Greeley Tribune, Colorado There will be no shortage of water in Colorado this year, thanks to plentiful snowpack and high reservoir levels, but that won’t keep Greeley from sticking to its century-old practice of watering restrictions. Not since 1907 has the city wavered in implementing its three-day-a-week watering restrictions or, in drought years, more stringent ...

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Summer gas prices to remain steady

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Go ahead and hop in the car! Gassing up the car for summer road trips shouldn’t cost any more than last year, according to gasoline predictions by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Prices should stay steady at around $3.57 on average for the summer driving season, topping out in May at $3.66. The summer driving season runs from May ...

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Greeley parents, environmentalists to speak out against well site near school


Local environmentalists and parents will join together today to protest the proximity of a proposed well site to Frontier Academy Elementary School in south Greeley. Greeley-based Mineral Resources Inc. is seeking approval from the Greeley Planning Commission to place 19 wells, 19 separators and 24 tanks on a new well pad about 500 feet from Frontier’s playground property line and ...

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