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America and China friending over fracking

Americans and Chinese companies are friending each other over fracking. This might seem odd unless you’ve heard about China’s dependence on coal, and there are large amounts of untapped natural gas reserves within their boundaries. China’s current energy mix is problematic, making natural gas a popular area for development. According to the U.S. Energy information Administration, “China produces and consumes ...

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Conservation Colorado maps out leases in Arapahoe County

An analysis by a nonprofit environmental group revealed oil and gas leases for sites close to schools, parks and housing developments in Arapahoe County, the Denver Post reports. Conservation Colorado used data and property records from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to map out the locations of the leases. Peter Maysmith, the group’s executive director, hopes the ...

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Oil budgets tighten

Many of the major players in the Permian Basin have yet to detail how they plan to scale back in 2015 in response to low oil prices, but announcements from a handful of companies offer a glimpse at how they intend to trim budgets. They support the view of analysts that the roughly 50 percent drop in West Texas Intermediate ...

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College football player to reservoir technologist

Travis Davidson and his dog Taco

When Houston native Travis Davidson graduated from college, he had no intentions of working in the oil industry, but when presented with a job while being unemployed, it was too hard not to take it. Davidson attended Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) and graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science.  While attending MSUM, Davidson played on the ...

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Aurora, CO residents frustrated with residential well sites

The city of Aurora, Colorado is mulling over changing its regulations governing oil and gas operations within city limits after receiving multiple resident complaints, according to a report by niobraranews.net. The resident complaints claim that too many waivers are being given to well operator ConocoPhillips, which currently operates six well pad sites within the city. However, ConocoPhillips has applied for ...

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