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Energy Pipeline: Natural gas industry faces competition from wind energy, East Coast production

The Greeley Tribune Gas markets in the West will soon be competing with the prolific production from the East Coast, which, among myriad other markets forces, will transform the energy mix across the country in the coming years. Increasing demand in Mexico and the potential for natural gas exports to Europe could prove to be game-changers for the flailing U.S. ...

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Effort to grant Colorado communities more local control on oil and gas dies

By Kurtis Lee, The Denver Post An effort to grant communities a measure of control over oil and gas operations has failed to produce an agreement this legislative session, meaning about a dozen November ballot initiatives that would give Colorado towns and counties far more power over drilling will likely proceed. “Addressing Colorado citizens’ concerns about the impacts of oil and ...

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Communities surrounding the Niobrara play see huge economic impact

The Greeley Tribune The Niobrara shale play that is booming in Weld County is spilling over into neighboring communities to the west and having a big economic impact. Communities all along the Front Range – from Fort Collins to Brighton – are seeing sharp increases in the number of oil-related businesses and jobs. There are at least 30 oil-related companies ...

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Natural gas to power vehicles home

By Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media On Tuesday, April 29, The North Dakota Clean Cities Coalition, in partnership with the American Lung Association, offered a free workshop highlighting the benefits and feasibility of using compressed and liquid natural gas as a fuel source and a cleaner burning alternative to petroleum. Robert Moffitt, Communications Director for the North Dakota Clean ...

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Workover increases Niobrara production 300%

By Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media EnerJex Resources, Inc., an independent exploration and production company operating in the Niobrara shale play, reported in an April 22 press release that the completion of working over eight vertical natural gas wells in Northeastern Colorado has resulted in a 300% increase of daily production values. In the past year, these wells had ...

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A Natural History of the Fayetteville Shale Play

By Zach Koppang | Shale Play Media As natural history will show, events happen in cycles. Weather, economics, regional conflict can each be identified by certain cycles. As technology continues to advance at an exponential rate, new industries are burgeoning, capitalizing on the cycles of the earth’s natural history and the resources that have been locked away in, for example, ...

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