Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC)

8:59am

Fri August 22, 2014
Energy

See The Burn: New Map Shows Flaring In Your State

A well site flares outside of Longmont, Colo., in Weld County, June 2014.
Jim Hill KUNC

Flaring – the practice of burning natural gas, often when it's produced as a byproduct of oil drilling – has come under scrutiny in recent years. In part this is because new oil plays are resulting in a lot of gas being flared off.

A new map released by the group SkyTruth uses U.S. satellite data to show flaring in the United States You can see flaring between March and August 2014, and zoom in and out to see flaring in specific locations.

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5:00am

Sat August 9, 2014
Energy

Earthquakes Taper Off At Greeley Injection Well

A seismograph near a Greeley injection well in early June 2014.
Jim Hill KUNC

A scientist monitoring earthquakes near a Weld County wastewater injection well said the tremors have decreased significantly in both number and intensity.

"Seismicity has been very low," since the well – which had been shut down for 20 days – was reopened, said Anne Sheehan, a geophysics professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. 

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5:00pm

Thu August 7, 2014
Oil and Gas

Fort Collins Fracking Moratorium Thrown Out

A workover rig performs remedial work on an existing water injection well just inside Fort Collins city limits, Oct. 22, 2013.
Grace Hood KUNC

1:19pm

Thu August 7, 2014
Energy

Colorado Regulators Drop Lawsuit Against Longmont Drilling Rules

A drill site in Frederick abuts a residential neighborhood, August 2013. The growth of drilling near Front Range population centers has led cities and counties to pass stricter controls on the activity..
Jim Hill KUNC

3:10pm

Mon August 4, 2014
Politics

Reaction To Hickenlooper Oil And Gas Compromise Mixed

A drilling rig works north of Highway 392 east of Windsor.
Grace Hood KUNC

At a hastily organized news conference, Gov. John Hickenlooper called on all groups promoting oil and gas ballot issues to drop their proposals. To solve Colorado’s growing conflicts between development and land use, Hickenlooper proposed an 18-person blue ribbon commission composed of residents, local officials, oil and gas industry representatives as well as “respected Coloradans.”

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