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Oil and gas spills average two a day in Colorado

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media In Colorado there are on average two oil and gas spills occurring each day according to a recent report by The Denver Post. Current regulations require companies to report spills to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), land owners, local governments and state health officials. However, these reports are generally not passed ...

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Wyoming to propose new setback regulations

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Residents of Wyoming, the least populated state in the nation, are continuing to find oil and gas operations moving too close to their homes. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the oil and gas commission discovered only 0.5 percent of drilling permits within a four month period were within 500 to 700 feet of a ...

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Colorado man aiming to end natural gas flaring

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media A career in the aerospace industry with vision aimed toward interplanetary travel has resulted in the development of a mobile oil and gas separator capable of ending the ongoing issue of setting fire to the natural gas associated with the hydraulic fracturing process. The Denver Business Journal recently featured Robert Zubrin, founder of Pioneer ...

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Energy Pipeline: Study finds oil, gas industry has positive impacts to local governments

Sharon Dunn | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. A new study by an energy initiative at Duke University shows that Colorado’s booming oil and gas industry has had a positive impact on public finances to date. The study looked at several oil plays throughout the country, finding for the most part that public finances have not been negatively impacted, though a ...

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Fracking boom causes rush of local ordinances

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Across the nation, from Pennsylvania to California, oil and gas development has been growing at an exponential rate. As a result, the industry continues to encroach on the livelihoods of the various communities being impacted, prompting local attempts to quell the industry’s growth. Colorado residents, for example, have recently been pushing for more local ...

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Boulder County judge strikes down Longmont fracking ban

Scott Rochat | The Daily Times-Call, Longmont, Colo. A Boulder County District Court judge has struck down Longmont’s fracking ban but said the ban can remain in place while the city considers an appeal. Judge D.D. Mallard issued the summary judgment Thursday. In the ruling, she said Longmont’s charter amendment clearly conflicted with the state’s regulations and its interest in ...

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Niobrara production continues to grow

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Although the Wattenberg Field in Colorado has been in development since its discovery in 1970, it continues to show promise for both operators and investors according to a recent article by the Motley Fool. The deployment of hydraulic fracturing in the area has led to a resurgence in profitability for companies like Synergy Resources ...

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