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Roan Plateau settlement gaining momentum

After years of debate surrounding drilling within the Roan Plateau, the case may finally be gaining some much needed clarity and momentum, according to the Denver Business Journal. Since 2007, oil and gas companies and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have been engaged in a seemingly never-ending chess match that has seen numerous back-and-forth discussions gain little to no ...

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Meritage provides boost to natural gas production in Niobrara

Natural gas producers throughout the Powder River Basin now have their very own processing plant, as Meritage Midstream Services announced yesterday, via their website, that they have successfully completed the project. Meritage Midstream is a Denver-based company that provides oil and gas producers with a full complement of midstream services. The processing plant, titled “50 Buttes,” resides in Campbell County, ...

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A Diamond in the rough(neck)

61-year-old Carla Restivo isn’t too worried about abiding by the stereotypical norms associated with today’s workforce society, but rather shattering them completely. In a profession dominated by men, and I mean dominated–95 percent to be exact–Restivo is just one of a few women “roughnecking” it in the oil fields. Restivo has been roughing it with the boys for parts of ...

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CN freight train derails, catches fire (Video)

A Canadian National Railway Company (CN) freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed on Tuesday, causing over 20 railcars to catch on fire, according to the Associated Press. The train was made up of three locomotives hauling 100 railcars, two of which were carrying petroleum distillates, which ultimately caused the massive fire and billows of thick, black smoke. No members of ...

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Baker Hughes goes pink for breast cancer awareness

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In honor of raising awareness for breast cancer research, a company in Houston has decided to give the phrase “power of pink” some literal meaning. According to FuelFix.com, Houston-based oil-service company Baker Hughes has decided to transform one thousand of their drill bits from their original gold patina to bright pink, in honor of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This ...

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