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EPA changes course on injection well approval

By Don Hopey | The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken the unusual step of withdrawing its February approval of a 7,300-foot-deep injection well being drilled to permanently store shale gas drilling waste water near DuBois, Clearfield County. Facing widespread public concerns that the Windfall Oil & Gas Inc. Zelman No. 1 injection well could trigger earthquakes ...

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New Ponca Tribe HQ going up in Niobrara

The Associated Press NIOBRARA — The new headquarters building for the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska will provide space for an array of services and a community center the tribe will share with the Niobrara community in northeast Nebraska. The building is expected to be ready for occupancy early next year and contain around 9,000 square feet. That’s more than double ...

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Rocky Mountains to be part of next big shale play

By Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media As Colorado continues to become a major player in the shale mining industry, companies have been exploring the untapped land in search of unclaimed reservoirs, and EOG Resources Inc. has recently announced that areas in the Colorado Rockies will soon add a major boon to their high rate-of-return drilling portfolio. Four horizontal plays ...

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Energy Pipeline: Executive profile of Frank Ingriselli of Pacific Energy Development

The Greeley Tribune Frank Ingriselli is expecting his company Pacific Energy Development to become a major player in the Niobrara play in Weld and Morgan counties. The president and CEO isn’t wasting any time moving in that direction either. His company recently bought an interest in 40 wells and approximately 28,000 net acres in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, including 2,200 acres ...

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Q&A about drilling and traffic deaths

Associated Press The nation’s oil and natural gas boom has taken an unexpected toll in traffic fatalities in states with intense drilling activity. Some key questions and answers: Q: What’s to blame for the spike in traffic deaths? A: The sudden influx of trucks used for drilling and other traffic running through communities that have not had time to prepare ...

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Workover increases Niobrara production 300%

EnerJex Resources, Inc., an independent exploration and production company operating in the Niobrara shale play, reported in an April 22 press release that the completion of working over eight vertical natural gas wells in Northeastern Colorado has resulted in a 300% increase of daily production values. In the past year, these wells had contributed very little to EnerJex’s gross production ...

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