Weld County http://www.kunc.org en Oil And Gas Companies Look To Deep Aquifers For Water http://www.kunc.org/post/oil-and-gas-companies-look-deep-aquifers-water <p>Applications to the state to use deep aquifer water for hydraulic fracturing are surging in Colorado. Before 2011 there were no applications for oil and gas use.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:03:11 +0000 Jackie Fortier 59026 at http://www.kunc.org Oil And Gas Companies Look To Deep Aquifers For Water Researchers Link Quakes With Oklahoma Wells, Colorado Study Ongoing http://www.kunc.org/post/researchers-link-quakes-oklahoma-wells-colorado-study-ongoing <p>Scientists have linked earthquakes in Oklahoma with wastewater injection wells associated with the oil and gas industry, in a new <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/lookup/doi/10.1126/science.1255802" target="_blank">paper </a>published in the journal <em>Science.</em></p><p>Four injection wells with a "high rate" of injection, meaning they accepted a large quantity of barrels of wastewater per month, likely caused 20 percent of earthquakes in that area from 2008-2013, the researchers said.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:59:15 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58541 at http://www.kunc.org Researchers Link Quakes With Oklahoma Wells, Colorado Study Ongoing Colorado Ahead Of Peers In Charting The Public's Oil And Gas Health Complaints http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-ahead-peers-charting-publics-oil-and-gas-health-complaints <p>Energy boom states in the west are taking different tactics for recording and responding to public health complaints regarding oil and gas.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Dan Boyce & Inside Energy 58534 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Ahead Of Peers In Charting The Public's Oil And Gas Health Complaints Weld County Wages Low For State, But Growing Fast http://www.kunc.org/post/weld-county-wages-low-state-growing-fast <p>Weld County had the largest increase in employment in the country in 2013. But compared to the rest of Front Range, <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_26063068/jobs-up-weld-county-but-wages-among-lowesthttp:/www.denverpost.com/business/ci_26063068/jobs-up-weld-county-but-wages-among-lowest">its wages are relatively low</a>.</p><p>That difference is quickly changing though, as the impacts of the energy boom continue to trickle through the region's economy.</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:43:23 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58489 at http://www.kunc.org Weld County Wages Low For State, But Growing Fast COGCC's Lepore: No 'Causative Determination' Yet On Second Greeley Quake http://www.kunc.org/post/cogccs-lepore-no-causative-determination-yet-second-greeley-quake <p>The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has ordered a 20 day halt to wastewater injection at a well near the Greeley/Weld County airport. The order follows a second earthquake in the Greeley area, a 2.6 magnitude event June 23.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Jackie Fortier 58180 at http://www.kunc.org COGCC's Lepore: No 'Causative Determination' Yet On Second Greeley Quake