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Governor, industry urge cautious hand in regulating oil and gas

An oil and gas drilling rig operating in the Wattenburg Field north of Denver, Colorado. (Image: Plazak via Wikipedia)

DENVER (AP) — Collaboration and negotiation allowed Colorado to draw up oil and gas regulations that protect the public and the environment while encouraging a lucrative state industry, the governor and the president of an industry group say. Gov. John Hickenlooper and American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard talked Thursday about regulation, the future of the industry and the possibility ...

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Governor, industry urge cautious hand in regulating oil, gas

DENVER (AP) — Collaboration and negotiation allowed Colorado to draw up oil and gas regulations that protect the public and the environment while encouraging a lucrative state industry, the governor and the president of an industry group say. Gov. John Hickenlooper and American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard talked Thursday about regulation, the future of the industry and the possibility ...

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Wyoming losing people because of energy downturn

An oil pump on the side of the road in Wyoming. (Image: Mr Hicks46 via Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — More people are leaving Wyoming than are coming to the state in the wake of thousands of jobs being lost in the fossil fuels extraction industry, and it’s a trend that an economist doesn’t see reversing until oil and gas prices rebound. “We have to wait for oil and gas supply and demand to rebalance,” Wenlin ...

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Wyoming sees oil and gas jobs drop by 5,400 in 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — In what may be the first large-scale energy bust to hit the state in some 30 years, Wyoming’s economy contracted in 2015, losing 6,500 jobs, mostly in the reeling oil and gas industry. However, the current downturn in Wyoming’s energy industry so far has not reached the severity of the bust that hit the state in the ...

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Colorado regulators trying to finalize new oil, gas rules

DENVER — Colorado regulators are trying to finalize new rules intended to give local governments a limited say in where large oil and gas facilities are located. The state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission was holding its fourth day of hearings Monday on the proposals. Previous sessions were held last year. The commission is considering two rules that would allow ...

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Report: Wyoming hit hard by oil and gas slowdown

oil and gas pumpjack operates in the Niobrara formation in Wyoming

CHEYENNE — Wyoming’s energy extraction sector took a beating in the third quarter of 2015, thanks to the continued drop in global oil and natural gas prices. That’s among the conclusions drawn in a report released recently by the state’s Economic Analysis Division. Principal economist Wenlin Liu said that, compared to the third quarter of 2014, mining sector jobs — ...

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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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Antifracking groups hold rally ahead of Colo. Supreme Court arguments

Holding signs with messages such as “Don’t frack with our air” and “Frack off,” 55 members of environmental groups that support Longmont’s and Fort Collins’ efforts to limit fracking within city limits rallied outside the Colorado Supreme Court on Wednesday ahead of oral arguments in the cities’ ongoing legal cases. Leaders from The Sierra Club; Food and Water Watch; Earthworks; ...

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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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