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Vanguard purchases assets in Piceance Basin

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Petro Global News has reported that Vanguard Natural Resources has purchased 12,000 net acres of land in Colorado’s Piceance Basin for $525 million. The assets were purchased from the Denver-based Bill Barrett Corporation and includes oil and natural gas assets which are presently producing an equivalent of 67 million cubic feet per day. The ...

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Powder River Basin production increases with horizontal drilling


Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The Powder River Basin is experiencing a surge in oil production thanks to the advent of horizontal drilling, according to a recent report by the Energy Information Administration. The Power River Basin consists of over 43,000 square miles of land, and is located primarily in northeast Wyoming and southeast Montana but also extends into ...

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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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Longmont appeals overturning of fracking ban

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays media The ruling that overturned a voter-approved fracking ban in Longmont, Colo. is being appealed, according to a report by the Denver Business Journal. Longmont voters initially approved a ban on the hydraulic fracturing process in November 2012 amid concerns about the potential health and environmental impacts. The ban was meant to keep the fracking ...

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Wyoming trying to avoid negative reactions to drilling setbacks

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Wyoming State Gov. Matt Mead hopes that a proposal to increase the distance between private residences and drilling rigs will decrease opposition to energy development, according to a recent report by the Casper Star-Tribune. Energy production surrounding Cheyenne is increasing and is creating conflicts between the city’s growing population and oil and gas operators. ...

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Midstream providers trying to keep up with demand

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The midstream oil and gas services industry is having trouble keeping up with production in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, according to a recent report by the Greeley Tribune. The midstream sector of the oil and gas industry includes the systems put in place between production and distribution, such as pipelines and other transportation from production ...

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Hickenlooper names oil and gas task force members

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The Denver Post has reported that Gov. John Hickenlooper has named the 19 people that will be on the oil and gas task force created to investigate and report on issues concerning oil and gas regulations. The task force is composed of a mixture of industry representatives, local government officials, environmentalists and other economic ...

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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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