Post Tagged with: "Colorado"

Colorado Energy Overhaul Bill Zooms to Senate Floor Tuesday March 12

Colorado Energy Overhaul Bill Zooms to Senate Floor Tuesday March 12

It’s ‘Not about Local Control, It’s about Total Control’: Weld County Commissioner Barb Kirkmeyer
Intended to be a moratorium – bill’s sponsor says SB 19-181 rules apply to 4,500 Weld County drilling permits now pending approval: Kirkmeyer
By Bevo Beaven,

Colorado Oil & Gas Overhaul Bill Passes Third Committee Hearing, Senate Floor is Next

Colorado Oil & Gas Overhaul Bill Passes Third Committee Hearing, Senate Floor is Next

With 6 Dems and 4 Republicans on Senate Appropriations Committee, advancement after Friday’s hearing was virtually assured 
The Colorado General Assembly is wasting no time rocketing the contentious energy revamp bill through the State House. Senate Bill 19-181 was introduced

Colorado Energy Bill Passes First Committee Hearing, Next Up: Finance Committee

Colorado Energy Bill Passes First Committee Hearing, Next Up: Finance Committee

Fast-tracked energy bill that would overhaul oil and gas regulation/development in Colorado passes first senate committee hearing only two days after being introduced

Lawmakers hold 12-hour hearing on bill updating regulation of oil, gas industry and okay it 4-3

Next

Colorado’s New Energy Bill Gives Local Governments Full Power to Regulate Land Use, Siting of Oil and Gas Operations

Colorado’s New Energy Bill Gives Local Governments Full Power to Regulate Land Use, Siting of Oil and Gas Operations

Colorado bill requires that no drilling permits will be issued until COGCC has “promulgated every rule required to be adopted by oil and gas bills enacted in 2019, and those rules have become effective” 
Pro and Con:  Dualing Rallies are

Colorado’s Oil & Gas Industry: the Prop 112-Polis Scenario

Colorado Legislators Unveil Sweeping Oil and Gas Regulatory Changes

From Denver Business Journal

Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic legislative leaders rolled out the long-awaited framework Thursday of a bill to increase regulations around oil and gas wells, confirming previous statements about their plans to change the mission and guiding

Drilling-Frozen Erie, Colo. tells Anadarko Petroleum: Go Ahead, Drill Your 23 Wells, We Want the Tax Revenue to Build Infrastructure

Drilling-Frozen Erie, Colo. tells Anadarko Petroleum: Go Ahead, Drill Your 23 Wells, We Want the Tax Revenue to Build Infrastructure

From the Denver Business Journal

Even a local government with a moratorium on oil and gas drilling can support new wells when doing so helps its long-term economic development goals.

Anadarko — Colorado’s largest oil-and-gas producer — and the northern …

Climate Group-Led Petition Demands New Colo. Governor Revamp COGCC’s Mission

Climate Group-Led Petition Demands New Colo. Governor Revamp COGCC’s Mission

Groups behind Colorado Prop. 112 want new governor and legislature to change oil and gas commission; soliciting public support for petition
Anti-oil and gas industry factions have already sprung out of the gates in 2019 by asking Colorado’s newly elected

Colorado Natural Resources Chief Stepping Down, Gov. Polis to Appoint DNR Chief

Colorado Natural Resources Chief Stepping Down, Gov. Polis to Appoint DNR Chief

From Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The man who oversees oil and gas, water, wildlife, mining and other natural resource management in Colorado will be leaving his job along with his boss in January.

Bob Randall, executive director of the Colorado …

December 21, 2018 - 12:46 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News, Politics & Opinions
Colorado Oil & Gas Commissioners Unanimously Pass New Setback Rule for Schools

Colorado Oil & Gas Commissioners Unanimously Pass New Setback Rule for Schools

Oil and gas industry, state's school boards, Colorado mineral owners, conservation groups and the state oil and gas regulator forged a new rule requiring 1,000-foot school setback to now be measured from perimeter of sports fields and outdoor facilities
The

Setback Change is Winding its Way through the Colorado Oil & Gas Rulemaking Process

Setback Change is Winding its Way through the Colorado Oil & Gas Rulemaking Process

Final draft of proposed rulemaking: new setback specifically addresses schools
It’s been a little more than a month since a citizen-led proposal called Proposition 112 would have imposed a blanket 2,500-foot setback on just about all new oil and gas

December 12, 2018 - 4:14 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
Drilling in Colorado Lives to See Another Day: Proposition 112 Fails - Photo: Oil & Gas 360

Polis Energy Transition Team offers Glimpse of what is Coming to Colorado

Colorado: governor-elect's transition committee with green energy focus has one former oil and gas exec 
Last Saturday, Colorado governor-elect Jared Polis's transition team hosted a town hall meeting in the form of a telephone conference call. Comments that came out

New Era for Colorado Oil and Gas Permitting and Regulation Starts Now - Oil & Gas 360

Colorado Ballot Initiative Came Closer to Shutting Down Drilling than Initial Count Indicated

Now that a final tally of votes is complete, it’s clear that the highly contested ballot proposal that would have imposed a chokehold 2,500-foot setback rule on new oil and gas drilling in Colorado was closer to being adopted than

Professional Climate Groups Staff Up for Next Colorado Attack

Professional Climate Groups Staff Up for Next Colorado Attack

Climate organizations hiring full-time professionals for next salvo against oil & gas industry in Colorado
National climate groups, which were the strong forces behind the Prop 112 ballot initiative that was intended to shut down new oil and gas drilling

Drilling in Colorado Lives to See Another Day: Proposition 112 Fails - Photo: Oil & Gas 360

Drilling in Colorado Lives to See Another Day: Proposition 112 Fails

Colorado oil and gas companies breathe a sigh of relief - and their share prices respond
Turns out DCP Midstream CEO Wooter van Kempen's 'glass more than half full' philosophy was prophetic.

During his company’s Q3 conference call yesterday van

Prop 112 is Not Going to Pass: DCP Midstream CEO van Kempen

Prop 112 is Not Going to Pass: DCP Midstream CEO van Kempen

Colorado ballot count tops 2 million at 2:33 p.m. on election day
Graphic: Colo. Sec. of State

DCP Midstream (ticker: DCP) is one of the one of the largest producers of natural gas liquids and one of the largest natural

1.5 Million Ballots are In but the Fate of Colorado Oil & Gas Development Will Remain a Mystery until Tuesday Night

1.5 Million Ballots are In but the Fate of Colorado Oil & Gas Development Will Remain a Mystery until Tuesday Night

With 1.5 million ballots turned in, the split between the Yes and No vote in an ‘Educated Guess Scenario’ for Prop 112 has closed to two-tenths of one percent
The Colorado Secretary of State published the latest ballot count this

Colo. Gov. Hickenlooper Won’t Rule Out Calling Special Session if 112 Passes: ‘That’s How You Spell Recession’

Colo. Gov. Hickenlooper Won’t Rule Out Calling Special Session if 112 Passes: ‘That’s How You Spell Recession’

From Denver CBS4

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper isn’t ruling out calling a special legislative session if a statewide anti-fracking ballot measure passes next week.

Proposition 112 may be the most controversial measure on the ballot this year. The Colorado Oil …

November 2, 2018 - 4:06 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Politics & Opinions
With One Million Ballots In: Will Colorado Voters Stop Drilling by Voting for Proposition 112?

With One Million Ballots In: Will Colorado Voters Stop Drilling by Voting for Proposition 112?

An ‘educated guess scenario’ puts Colorado Prop 112 in the ‘fail’ column—by four-tenths of 1%
Frac site in the Wattenberg field - northern Colorado.

The Colorado Secretary of State’s ‘ballots received’ count topped one million as of today’s ballot count

U.S. Becomes World Energy Leader, Surpassing 11 Million Barrels of Oil per Day

U.S. Becomes World Energy Leader, Surpassing 11 Million Barrels of Oil per Day

The rapid growth of oil production from shale combined with returning GOM production have succeeded in making the United States the leading crude oil producer in the world.

The U.S. set a new record for daily oil production at 11.3

November 1, 2018 - 2:05 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Industry Insights, International
Final Week of Voting in Colorado: COGCC Hears from Both Sides of Proposition 112 Issue

Final Week of Voting in Colorado: COGCC Hears from Both Sides of Proposition 112 Issue

Ballots counted are rising: Colorado Sec. of State reports 801,000 ballots have been received to date - Dems and Republicans close gap to within 1,000 of one another – one week remains 
With only one week to go before final

Colorado’s Oil & Gas Industry: the Prop 112-Polis Scenario

Colorado’s Oil & Gas Industry: the Prop 112 + Polis Scenario

If Proposition 112 passes and Jared Polis is elected governor, what might be in store for Colorado oil & gas development in the years ahead?
If Colorado voters follow suit with the results of a recent University of Colorado-backed online

Colorado Ballots Arrive During Massive TV-Radio Ad Blitz

Colorado Ballots Arrive During Massive TV-Radio Ad Blitz

Both sides of 112 are advertising on Spotify as ballots are being delivered
The advertising messages to vote ‘No on Prop 112’ are everywhere you look and listen on Denver area TV and radio.

The stakes are high for the

If Colorado Voters Pass the 2,500-Foot Setback, ‘Governor Polis’ Will Let It Stand

If Colorado Voters Pass the 2,500-Foot Setback, ‘Governor Polis’ Will Let It Stand

Colorado Democratic party platform officially endorses both the 2,500-foot statewide drilling setback and the Martinez ruling for Colorado oil and gas permitting
Candidate Polis seeks 100% renewable energy for Colorado, no fossil fuels
Stapleton: 'I would pursue every redress possible

U.S.’s Oldest Independent Coal Producer Files Bankruptcy

U.S.’s Oldest Independent Coal Producer Files Bankruptcy

From Power Magazine

Colorado-based Westmoreland Coal Co. on October 9 said it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, with the company reporting more than $1.4 billion in debt. The company in its annual financial report in April of this year …

October 11, 2018 - 11:21 am Closing Bell Story‎, Commodity Pricing, Power Generation
Colorado’s Crestone Peak Comp. Drilling Plan Hearing Postponed

Colorado’s Crestone Peak Comp. Drilling Plan Hearing Postponed

Boulder County's lawsuit vs. Crestone spurs delay, Prop. 112 permitting deadline looms
Late last week the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) postponed its scheduled hearing on the Crestone Peak Resources Operating, LLC Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP), following a

One month from Election Day, Colorado’s Weld County Voters Consider Setbacks

One month from Election Day, Colorado’s Weld County Voters Consider Setbacks

If 112 passes, Colorado’s oilfield service jobs will disappear

From the Greeley Tribune

Residents on both sides of a statewide ballot measure that would increase the distance between oil and gas wells and homes, schools and bodies of water to …

Colorado Amendment 74 Would Require the State to Pay Property Owners for Lost Value, Including Destruction of Mineral Value from Proposition 112

Colorado Amendment 74 Would Require the State to Pay Property Owners for Lost Value, Including Destruction of Mineral Value from Proposition 112

Paying for economic damage: proposed Amendment 74 ensures that state and local governments that cause reduction in private property value must pay for what they take
Colorado’s Proposition 112—the proposed mandatory 2,500-foot setback for new oil and gas development—has been

Will 100,000 Phone Calls Be Able to Stop Oil and Gas Companies from Drilling in Colorado?

Will 100,000 Phone Calls Be Able to Stop Oil and Gas Companies from Drilling in Colorado?

It’s shaping up to be the power of advertising vs. the power of personal phone calls.

At least that’s what the two opposing forces are doing to promote their polar opposite views of Proposition 112 as voters begin to think …

Colorado’s Damaging Setbacks: Six Weeks Will Tell the Tale

Colorado’s Damaging Setbacks: Six Weeks Will Tell the Tale

Upcoming TV debate showcases thinking on both sides of the setback issue

There is a storm cloud of potential upheaval facing Colorado’s oil and gas regulator (the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission—COGCC) this fall. On the leading edge is …

Can Extraction Oil and Gas Make Fracing Fit the Suburbs? 

Can Extraction Oil and Gas Make Fracing Fit the Suburbs? 

From the Denver Business Journal

A drilling agreement reached this month between Extraction Oil and Gas and the city of Broomfield details plans for 84 new oil and gas wells.

It took the Denver-based company more than two years to …