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Natural Gas Industry Aids Colorado Air Toxin Inspection

Posted by admin on June 27, 2016

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Category: Industry News
After two years and several million dollars, Colorado State University has released the findings of an unprecedented air emissions study conducted at sites throughout Colorado. By all accounts, this potentially industry-rattling study would not have been possible without the assistance of the oil and gas industry itself. On June 14, Garfield County issued a press release announcing the completion of a three-year study entitled, “Characterizing Air Emissions from Natural Gas Drilling and Well Completion Operations

6 Surprising Facts about Fracking

Posted by admin on June 26, 2016

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There’s a lot of misinformation published and discussed in the media about hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking. However, when you dig into this highly-contested topic, you uncover some fascinating information that combats many of the false allegations levied against the oil and gas industry. Hydraulic Fracturing Began in 1947 Though the process of fracturing shallow wells can be traced back to the 1860s, fracking as we know it today began with the first hydraulic

What Does Colorado’s Natural Gas Surplus Mean For The Industry?

Posted by admin on June 15, 2016

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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the previous estimates for the amount of gas in the Mancos Shale formation in Colorado’s Piceance Basin were a teensy bit off. How far? About 4,000 percent. A recent report from the organization stated that the deposit may have as many as 66.3 trillion cubic feet of gas, as opposed to a 2003 estimate which put the number at around 1.6 trillion. This new estimate puts Colorado as the

Initiative 63, Colorado’s ‘Right to Healthy Environment’ Petition Allows For Reactive Decisions on Hot Button Issues

Posted by admin on June 9, 2016

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Among the legislative issues facing Coloradans in the voting booth this November is the highly controversial initiative 63, or the “Right to Healthy Environment” Initiative. The petition still needs to clear the nearly 100,000 signatures required to become an official part of this November’s vote, but if it is put on the ballot, it could spell trouble for the oil and gas industry in the state. On paper, initiative 63 seems pretty unobjectionable. After all,

Colorado’s Mandatory Setback Amendment May Have Severe Repercussions for the Oil & Gas Industry

Posted by admin on June 3, 2016

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On November 8, there’s a likelihood that Colorado voters will encounter — among other tough decisions at the polls — Colorado ballot initiative #78, colloquially known as the Mandatory Setback from Oil and Gas Development Amendment. While the term “setback” in the bill’s title refers to physical location and not actual hindrances to the oil and gas industry, the dual meaning may very well be apt if the initiative is actually voted in by Colorado’s