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Key Colorado Ballot Initiatives have Corporations Spending Tens of Millions for Votes

Key Colorado Ballot Initiatives have Corporations Spending Tens of Millions for Votes

From the Colorado Independent

Millions of dollars from special interests is going to support or fight three policy issues: a battle over how to pay for transportation needs, a makeover in the way the state draws its political boundaries, and …

Colorado Frac War Heats Up as Polls Show Citizens Lean Toward Bigger Setback

Colorado Frac War Heats Up as Polls Show Citizens Lean Toward Bigger Setback

From The Daily Caller

Internal polls suggest a Colorado ballot initiative effectively banning fracking in the state is likely to pass with more than 60 percent support, Axios reported Monday.

Coloradans are preparing to vote in November on an initiative …

Colorado’s 2,500-Foot Setback Zipped by a Deadline on Friday Sept. 7

Colorado’s 2,500-Foot Setback Zipped by a Deadline on Friday Sept. 7

Setback measure named Proposition 112 on the Nov. ballot

Friday Sept. 7 was one of the upcoming deadlines on the life path of initiative #97—the 2,500-foot mandatory statewide oil and gas setback.

That was the last day for designated representatives …

State of Colorado has Initiated a Rulemaking for Drilling Setbacks Near Schools

State of Colorado has Initiated a Rulemaking for Drilling Setbacks Near Schools

State’s regular oil and gas rulemaking process at work

On December 6, 2017, the League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans (LOGIC), submitted a Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) petition to conduct a rulemaking to require new oil …

September 5, 2018 - 4:36 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory
Colorado Initiative 97 Hands Local Governments the Power to Bar Drilling

Colorado Initiative 97 Hands Local Governments the Power to Bar Drilling

A deeper look at initiative 97

If Colorado voters choose to stop drilling by passing initiative #97 on Nov. 6, the economic ramifications are deepColorado governor has no veto power over the measure

Nine weeks from today Colorado’s …

Colorado Could Potentially See the End of Oil & Gas Drilling if Voters Pass Initiative 97 on Nov. 6

Colorado Could Potentially See the End of Oil & Gas Drilling if Voters Pass Initiative 97 on Nov. 6

It’s a scenario that could possibly send oil and gas reserve values toward $0 and start an exodus of energy companies, capital investment and high paying jobs from the state

From “theoretical to real” in a day

The threat to …

Colorado Setback Measure—Initiative 97—Makes the Ballot

Colorado Setback Measure—Initiative 97—Makes the Ballot

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced that the setback measure for oil and gas development has qualified to be on the November 6 statewide ballot.

The measure would mandate that new oil and gas development, including fracing, be a …

Xcel’s $2.5 Billion, 2,200 MW Four-Year Colorado Energy Plan Approved under Bench Order

Xcel’s $2.5 Billion, 2,200 MW Four-Year Colorado Energy Plan Approved under Bench Order

Plan includes gas generation capacity additions to be purchased, not built

From Platts

Plan includes 11 projects, 2,221 MW

PPAs to be signed for 5 solar, 3 wind projects

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Monday gave a preliminary nod …

August 29, 2018 - 11:10 am Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News, Power Generation
Colorado’s Proposed “Takings” Amendment, Initiative 108, Makes the November Ballot

Colorado’s Proposed “Takings” Amendment, Initiative 108, Makes the November Ballot

Initiative 97, which mandates a 2,500-foot setback from occupied structures, schools, homes, waterways and other ‘vulnerable’ areas, is one of the two remaining ballot initiatives with signatures still being verified

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today that a …

Anti- 97 Advertising Has Already Started in Colorado

Anti- 97 Advertising Has Already Started in Colorado

2018 Colorado ballot initiative requiring 2,500-foot drilling setback, or higher, is in the state verification queue: 6 business days till verification deadline 

Even though the Colorado Secretary of State hasn’t yet announced the signature verification count for initiative 97, which …

Anti-Drilling Advocates Heckle Dem’s Polis on Contentious Issue in Colorado Governor’s Race

Anti-Drilling Advocates Heckle Dem’s Polis on Contentious Issue in Colorado Governor’s Race

From the Denver Post

Dem. candidate Polis and GOP candidate Walker Stapleton addressed industry professionals

If there was any question about whether the issue of oil and gas drilling close to Colorado neighborhoods may prove to be a flashpoint in …

Edge of the Wattenberg: Colorado: Weld County Just Created its Own Oil & Gas Department

Colorado Fair Compensation for Takings Amendment Initiative Goes to the Secretary of State

On Friday Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams reported that the proponents of the private property rights measure – Initiative 108 – had turned the collected signatures over to the Secretary of State.

The Secretary of State’s office now has …

Window Closing on Colorado Initiative 97: Voter Signature Collection Period Ends this Weekend

Window Closing on Colorado Initiative 97: Voter Signature Collection Period Ends this Weekend

Initiative 97 imposes a mandatory statewide minimum 2,500-foot drilling setback, also cedes power to local governments to increase setbacks

This is the final week for environmental activist groups 350.org and Colorado Rising to gather signatures for Colorado ballot initiative 97. …

Colorado’s Shale Boom Sparks a Ballot Box Threat

Colorado’s Shale Boom Sparks a Ballot Box Threat

November election for governor could mark a turning point in the long-running battle over drilling in Colorado

From

The Denver Post

For Colorado shale drillers, 2018’s been a record-setter for pumping oil and natural gas. It may also end up …

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

Colorado, Oil & Gas Industry Agree to Beef Up Safety Around Orphaned Wells

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order on Wednesday that addresses safety concerns with more than 260 orphaned wells and 360 orphaned sites in Colorado.

The executive order follows a review that the governor ordered in the aftermath of …

Colorado Regulator Outlines Disruption if Proposed 2,500 Foot Setback Rule Makes the 2018 Ballot, Wins Voter Approval

Colorado Regulator Outlines Disruption if Proposed 2,500 Foot Setback Rule Makes the 2018 Ballot, Wins Voter Approval

Of the 7 million acres of non-federal land in Colorado’s top oil and gas producing counties, proposed initiative #97 would exclude 6.5 million acres from drilling and development

An estimated 54% of Colorado’s total land surface would be unavailable for …

Activists Harass New Mexico County Commissioners for Voting Down Proposed Frac Rules

Activists Harass New Mexico County Commissioners for Voting Down Proposed Frac Rules

Activists call commissioners ‘baby killers’ as local control of oil and gas brings indigestion to Sandoval County Commission meetings

Commissioners are stuck in between an animated anti-oil and gas movement and concerns about their county’s economic well-being 

From the Daily

July 10, 2018 - 1:14 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Fracing, Regulatory
Energy Promoter Sentenced to 18 months, $14.4 Million for Stealing $5 Million from DOE Stimulus Grant

Energy Promoter Sentenced to 18 months, $14.4 Million for Stealing $5 Million from DOE Stimulus Grant

Michael J. Ruffatto, promoter of the never-built Two Elk project near Gillette, pleaded guilty to federal criminal fraud charges

From WyoFile

PITTSBURGH — A federal judge sentenced Two Elk power plant promoter Michael J. Ruffatto to 18 months in prison …

July 5, 2018 - 1:10 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News
Bureau of Land Management is Offering 236,010 Acres of Federal Oil and Gas Land in Colorado

Bureau of Land Management is Offering 236,010 Acres of Federal Oil and Gas Land in Colorado

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public scoping comments on it plan to offer approximately 236,010 acres of federal oil and gas leases on public lands managed by the Colorado River Valley, Grand Junction, Kremmling, Little Snake, Royal Gorge, …

July 3, 2018 - 2:51 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Oil and Gas 360 Articles
State and Local Governments in Colorado Could Owe Mineral Owners $26 Billion if Proposed Setback Initiatives or New Bans Pass

State and Local Governments in Colorado Could Owe Mineral Owners $26 Billion if Proposed Setback Initiatives or New Bans Pass

NSAI report puts estimate of lifetime EUR for the Wattenberg at nearly $180 billion

Northern Colorado’s Wattenberg field has been a prolific producer of oil and natural gas for decades. Like other basins, the area’s production accelerated significantly when hydraulic …

Colorado’s 2,500-Foot Oil & Gas Setback Ballot Initiative in Signature-Gathering Mode

Colorado’s 2,500-Foot Oil & Gas Setback Ballot Initiative in Signature-Gathering Mode

Will they gather enough signatures this time around?

The 2018 Colorado ballot initiative that would change state law to require 2,500-foot setbacks from occupied structures, playgrounds and water sources for new oil and gas development projects is in the signature …

Whiting Petroleum to Present at EnerCom’s The Oil & Gas Conference® August 19-23, 2018

Whiting Petroleum to Present at EnerCom’s The Oil & Gas Conference® August 19-23, 2018

Produced 127 MBOEPD in Q1

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (ticker: WLL) is an independent exploration and production company focused on an oil asset base in North Dakota’s Williston Basin. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Whiting is one of the largest crude oil …

Courtesy of HighPoint Resources

HighPoint Resources Drops Completion Time to 4.2 Days per Well; Wants to Bring Second Rig to Hereford

HighPoint Resources Corporation (ticker: HPR) reported a net income loss of $24.9 million, or $(0.20) per share for the first quarter of 2018. HighPoint produced 1.91 MMBoe in the quarter, which was at the midpoint of its guidance range of …

Colorado Court Kills Thornton Buffer and Pipeline Rules

Colorado Court Kills Thornton Buffer and Pipeline Rules

Battleground is for local control of oil and gas activity over state regulation

From the Denver Post

COGA and API industry groups that filed lawsuit hail ruling as warning “guide” for other Front Range communities to follow

A state judge …

EnerCom Announces The Oil & Gas Conference® 23 is Open for Registration

EnerCom Announces The Oil & Gas Conference® 23 is Open for Registration

EnerCom Announces The Oil & Gas Conference® 23 is Open for Registration

COGCC Full House, Mar. 19, 2018

Martinez v. COGCC: Opening Briefs at the Colorado Supreme Court

Case background

The beginning of the Martinez v. COGCC case dates back to November 15, 2013, when petitioners Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Itzcuahtli Roske-Martinez, Sonora Brinkley, Aerielle Deering, Trinity Carter, and Emma Bray, minors appearing by and through their legal guardians Tamara …

PetroShale Ups Production to 5,300 BOEPD, Adds Acreage

PetroShale Ups Production to 5,300 BOEPD, Adds Acreage

PetroShale Announces Significant Production Increase and Core Area Property Acquisition

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Colorado High Court Set to Hear Opening Briefs for Martinez v. COGCC

Oil & Gas 360® has learned that the Colorado Supreme Court will hear the opening briefs for Martinez v. COGCC (docket number 2017SC297) on April 2, 2018.

It’s a meaningful case because the outcome could force a change to the …

Director Julie Murphy Begins Her Era as Colorado’s Top Oil Regulator

Director Julie Murphy Begins Her Era as Colorado’s Top Oil Regulator

Julie Murphy was welcomed by her fellow colleagues as the COGCC held its March 19, 2018 hearing, and during a lively public comment session, voices both for and against oil and gas development were inked into the record

The Colorado …

Bill Barrett Closes Merger with Fifth Creek Energy, Changes Name and Stock Symbol

Bill Barrett Closes Merger with Fifth Creek Energy, Changes Name and Stock Symbol

Starting tomorrow you can call it HighPoint Resources

Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE: BBG) has completed its strategic combination with Fifth Creek Energy Company, LLC.  The merger between Bill Barrett and privately held Fifth Creek Energy closed March 19, 2018.

In …