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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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Rocky Mountain Energy Renaissance

A new University of Colorado study affirms the dynamic and critical role energy development is playing in the state – in terms of support for public schools, job creation and the economy. Just looking at 2012, oil and natural gas activity generated more than $200 million for Colorado schools, supported nearly 94,000 jobs in the state and created more than $23 million ...

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Niobrara crude production trending upwards

The Niobrara shale in Colorado is producing crude at rates even higher than anticipated, according to a report by RBN Energy. Since January 2012, production from the Niobrara’s top two regions—the Denver Julesburg (DJ) and Powder River Basic (PRB)—is up 260 percent and is expected to double again by the end of 2019. According to the report, the DJ Basin ...

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Aurora, CO residents frustrated with residential well-sites

The city of Aurora, Colorado is mulling over changing its regulations governing oil and gas operations within city limits after receiving multiple resident complaints, according to a report by niobraranews.net. The resident complaints claim that too many waivers are being given to well operator ConocoPhillips, which currently operates six well pad sites within the city. However, ConocoPhillips has applied for ...

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A Diamond in the rough(neck)

61-year-old Carla Restivo isn’t too worried about abiding by the stereotypical norms associated with today’s workforce society, but rather shattering them completely. In a profession dominated by men, and I mean dominated–95 percent to be exact–Restivo is just one of a few women “roughnecking” it in the oil fields. Restivo has been roughing it with the boys for parts of ...

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Meritage provides boost to natural gas production in Niobrara

Natural gas producers throughout the Powder River Basin now have their very own processing plant, as Meritage Midstream Services announced yesterday, via their website, that they have successfully completed the project. Meritage Midstream is a Denver-based company that provides oil and gas producers with a full complement of midstream services. The processing plant, titled “50 Buttes,” resides in Campbell County, ...

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Company allowed to operate despite fracking ban

The ban on hydraulic fracturing in Broomfield, Colorado doesn’t apply to Sovereign Operating Co., according to a report by the Denver Business Journal. Prior to voter approval of the ban, the Denver-based oil and gas company reached a ‘memorandum of understanding’ with the city. The agreement detailed what requirements the company had to meet in order to drill within the ...

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Injection well demand outpaces capacity in Weld County

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Sharon Dunn | Greely Tribune It seems odd to say Weld County is flush with water — oil well wastewater that is. But the county is getting to the point where oil and gas operators are having to find temporary storage for produced and flowback water from drilling operations that would normally be injected into deep wastewater wells. Quite simply, ...

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Fort Collins appeals overturning of fracking ban


Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Fort Collins City Council members voted on Tuesday to appeal the overturning of the city’s five-year stay on hydraulic fracturing, according to a report by the Coloradoan. Last month Judge Gregory M. Lammons reversed the voter-approved moratorium, declaring that the ban violated an act passed in 1951 giving oil and gas activity priority in ...

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