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Weld County commissioners consider limiting solar energy’s access to farmland

President Barack Obama wth Vice President Joe Biden speaks with CEO of Namaste Solar Electric, Inc., Blake Jones, while looking at solar panels at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, Colorado. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza via Flickr

In Weld County, not all energy production is created equal. If a proposed ordinance goes through, solar farms won’t enjoy the same access to agriculturally zoned land — which covers about 75 percent of the county — that oil and gas drilling and coal mining enjoy. The potential law requires all solar facilities sit on land zoned industrial, which is ...

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Weld County’s top oil, gas exploration companies reporting increased fourth-quarter production

Oil and gas drilling rig operating in Colorado's Denver-Julesburg Basin. (Image courtesy of Ecana Corp.)

Weld County’s two largest oil and gas drillers have updated their production levels for the last few months of the year, noting increased drilling efficiencies without spending more money. Both Anadarko Petroleum and Noble Energy — which together account for most of Weld’s production — this month have issued updates to production reports for the fourth quarter, as crews have ...

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Gas processing plant opens, provides more capacity to move natural gas

DCP Midstream this year has significantly increased capacity for natural gas processing northeast of Greeley. For many, it couldn’t have happened fast enough. Oil and gas exploration company executives have lamented high line pressures in the Wattenberg Field — which lies in the heart of Greeley and Weld County — for a couple years. Natural gas gathering lines are buried ...

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Energy Pipeline: Support Company Profile — Symmetry Oilfield Solutions

Name of Company: Symmetry Oilfield Solutions Website: www.symmetryoilfield.com Services offered: Symmetry Oilfield Solutions is a small, family owned and local business representing a total solution for transforming contaminated soil and drill cuttings into a commercially viable reclamation and construction material. Whether the need is simply solidification, or complete bioremediation treatment, Symmetry has the solution. GeozorbTM, a proprietary solidification product, is ...

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Denver-based Whiting Petroleum sees second employee charged with racketeering, fraud

idea of punishment for financial fraud, an employee of Whiting petroleum was recently charged with racketing and fraud charges

A former Whiting Petroleum Corp. employee was arrested last month in North Dakota on suspicion of violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act. James Bennett, 52, who was employed by Whiting as a construction supervisor, is charged in Weld District Court with one count of fraud against the Colorado Department of Revenue, one count of theft and seven counts of ...

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2016 economic outlook shows growth but some sectors slowing

Storage tanks for crude oil in central Colorado, USA

While Colorado’s economic picture next year will be highlighted by continued job growth, Weld County could see some slight dips that could put some stress on employment, according to an annual business outlook published Monday by the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business. In the college’s annual business outlook, the 2016 state economy will slow somewhat, though there still ...

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Despite national oil slowdown, Weld County wells booming

GREELEY, Colo. — Despite a general slowdown in oil drilling across the Denver-Julesburg Basin and elsewhere, Weld County is on track to top 100 million barrels of oil this year. More than 89 percent of the state’s production this year is coming from Weld, The Greeley Tribune reported. That’s up from 85 percent last year. Industry analysts say operators are ...

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Noble Energy, Weld County’s second largest oil and gas producer, reports $283 million third-quarter loss

Noble Energy on Monday reported a third-quarter loss of $283 million. “Noble Energy delivered tremendous performance in the third quarter,” said David Stover, Noble Energy’s chairman, president and CEO in a news release. “This was highlighted by material reductions in our quarterly capital and controllable unit costs, which were driven by continued operational efficiency gains throughout the business.” The news ...

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