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Memorial Production to buy oil assets in Wyoming for $935 mln

Memorial Production Partners LP

May 5 (Reuters) – Memorial Production Partners LP said it would buy oil producing properties in Wyoming for about $935 million. The properties, located in two fields in the Bairoil Complex in Sweetwater and Carbon Counties of Wyoming, have an estimated current net production of about 5,900 barrels per day, Memorial Production said on Monday. The deal covers about 6,800 ...

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ND leading the nation in workplace deaths


By Chris Hennen, The High Plains Reader A new, forthcoming report from the AFL-CIO on workplace-related deaths in 2012 in the United States shows North Dakota leading the nation, by far, in the number of deaths per 100,000 workers. The report entitled “Death on the Job” is compiled with preliminary numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the U.S. ...

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Weld commissioners OK oil company office east of Windsor despite protest by neighbors


Analisa Romano for Greeley Tribune, Colo. Weld County commissioners on Wednesday gave the go-ahead for Bill Barrett Corp. to build an office building east of Windsor, despite neighborhood dissent. Neighbors of the oil and gas exploration company’s proposed office building and equipment storage yard at the northwest corner of Weld County Road 33 and Colo. 392 had been fighting to ...

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Co-op wants Killdeer Cenex to ‘start from scratch’: Farmers, ranchers say store and shop have shifted focus too much to oilfield


By Katherine Lymn, The Dickinson Press KILLDEER — Membership of the Killdeer Farmers Union Cenex Co-op has petitioned to have the governing board removed, citing a focus on oilfield business that has left farmers and ranchers in the dust. Community members met in February to discuss their concerns over the changing products and services offered by the business. At the meeting, ...

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Fracking debate bubbles to the political surface

oil patch

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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UN Climate Chief Urges ‘Urgent Transformation’ Of Oil And Gas Industry

Tar Sands

* Figueres says three quarters of reserves may have to stay in ground * UN wants “urgent transformation” towards greener future By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, April 3 (Reuters) – The U.N.’s climate chief called on the oil and gas industry on Thursday to make a drastic shift to a clean, low-carbon future or risk having to leave three-quarters ...

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Lario Oil & Gas gets $600 million credit

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DENVER (AP) — Lario Oil & Gas says a $600 million credit facility it has negotiated with Wells Fargo and others gives it flexibility as it expands in regions where hydraulic fracking has created an oil boom. In a statement released Monday by its Denver office, Lario said Wells Fargo and JP Morgan were the joint lead arrangers of the facility, ...

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Who’s in charge out there?


By The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead A verbal spanking administered to a Bismarck-based engineering firm provides a glimmer of hope that the North Dakota Legislature has not yet become a wholly owned subsidiary of the oil and gas industry. Sen. Connie Triplett, D-Grand Forks, let fly at KLJ because the company has not shared, and apparently would rather not share, information about ...

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New Mexico deal clears way for oil, gas drilling


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico has brokered an agreement between the federal government and a state-run college that has the potential to open hundreds of thousands of acres in the San Juan Basin to oil and gas drilling and result in royalties for thousands of Navajo landowners. Gov. Susana Martinez announced the partnership between the state, San Juan College and the Bureau ...

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Proposed US energy rules would shield whales


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials are outlining proposed measures to shield endangered whales if seismic testing for oil and gas deposits is allowed along the Atlantic coast from Delaware to Florida. The measures are contained in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s final environmental impact statement released Thursday. The so-called mitigation measures would include an exclusionary zone along the ...

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