Energy 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 Colorado Court Invalidates Longmont Fracking Ban http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-court-invalidates-longmont-fracking-ban <p>A Boulder district court judge has ruled that the city of Longmont's ban on hydraulic fracturing is invalid.</p><p>The city had <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/coga-sues-longmont-over-fracking-ban">been sued</a> by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association and the state of Colorado's <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/state-oil-gas-agency-joins-suit-against-longmont-fracking-ban">Oil and Gas Conservation Commission</a> after it <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/fracking-ban-passes-longmont">passed</a> a measure banning the practice within city limits in November 2012</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:52:22 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 59054 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Court Invalidates Longmont Fracking Ban Study: Shale Energy Greenhouse Emissions About Half That Of Coal http://www.kunc.org/post/study-shale-energy-greenhouse-emissions-about-half-coal <p>Electricity from gas produced by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, releases about half the greenhouse gas emissions as coal, Colorado researchers reported Monday.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:20:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 59000 at http://www.kunc.org Study: Shale Energy Greenhouse Emissions About Half That Of Coal Greeley Injection Well Possibly Linked To Quakes, Regulators Require Changes http://www.kunc.org/post/greeley-injection-well-possibly-linked-quakes-regulators-require-changes <p>The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is requiring operators of a Weld County injection well to alter how wastewater is disposed of in that well, saying they believe the well may be linked to recent earthquakes in the area.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:52:39 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58905 at http://www.kunc.org Greeley Injection Well Possibly Linked To Quakes, Regulators Require Changes Hickenlooper Nixes Special Session, Oil And Gas Battle Moves To The Ballot http://www.kunc.org/post/hickenlooper-nixes-special-session-oil-and-gas-battle-moves-ballot <p>Governor John Hickenlooper has formally pulled the plug on the possibility of a special legislation session to consider stricter rules for the oil and gas industry. Hickenlooper said there weren't enough stakeholders on board for a bipartisan solution.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:57:24 +0000 Bente Birkeland 58890 at http://www.kunc.org Hickenlooper Nixes Special Session, Oil And Gas Battle Moves To The Ballot