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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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Oil and gas firm Sovereign to sue Broomfield over fracking ban

By Megan Quinn, Staff Writer for the Broomfield Enterprise Newspaper Oil and gas company Sovereign plans to sue Broomfield to bypass the city’s controversial, voter-approved ban on fracking. Sovereign planned in 2013 to drill new wells in Broomfield but was not able to because voters in November narrowly approved a ban on fracking. Sovereign argues that its drilling plans were illegally ...

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Mineral Resources pulls application for drilling site near Frontier Academy Elementary School in south Greeley


By: Sherrie Peif for Greeley Tribune, Colo. Opponents of a proposed drilling site near Frontier Academy Elementary School are celebrating a temporary reprieve after Mineral Resources withdrew its application for the project. “Weld Air and Water really celebrates with the Frontier parent group the withdrawal of this application,” said Sara Barwinski, spokeswoman for WAW. “We hope such a proposal doesn’t see ...

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Bigger than the Bakken? Niobrara shale has investment potential


By: John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media Shale energy news, predictions, and concerns generally center around the Bakken shale in North Dakota or the Eagle Ford Shale located in Texas. While these shale plays are absolutely the front runners in production currently, they probably won’t be the biggest producers forever. One of the most promising areas resides in one of the ...

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Ranchers in Rural Wyoming Concerned about Oil Development


By: John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media There aren’t usually people rushing to remote areas, and rural ranchers like it that way. People who live in sparsely-populated areas of the country live there because they do not like being in places with other people, noises, and lights. Oil booms are happening across the country, most prominently in Texas and North Dakota, ...

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Fracking debate bubbles to the political surface

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By: Anne Cumming Rice While two cities in northern Colorado face lawsuits over fracking bans and moratoriums that voters passed last fall, an even larger debate over fracking is beginning to brew at the state level. In the last three months, two groups have announced intentions to gather signatures to put anti-fracking measures on the state ballot in November. One would ...

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Feeding the oilpatch has become big business


Every week, the orders keep climbing. Cyle Lambert, the only man standing between a horde of oil and gas workers and their empty bellies in northeastern Weld County, has worked steadfast in the last two years to accommodate the growing masses. A recent order had him pencil in 15 cases of hamburger patties, 45 dozen eggs, 210 pounds of hash ...

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Opening Keynote Speaker Named for DUG Bakken and Niobrara Conference

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Press Release HOUSTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Harold Hamm, Chairman and CEO of Continental Resources, will deliver the opening keynote address for Hart Energy’s DUG Bakken and Niobrara conference and exhibition set for April 2-4, 2014. The event comes one month earlier this year and once again will take place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. Hamm ...

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