Niobrara Formation

5:00am

Mon December 5, 2011
Environment

Colorado Regulators Mull 'Fracking' Disclosure Rule

An oil and gas well along the Colorado Front Range.
KUNC file photo

At a hearing this morning, Colorado regulators will consider a new rule that would force oil and gas companies to disclose what chemicals they use when hydraulically fracturing wells. The industry uses these chemicals along with a mix of water and sand to “frack” wells deep beneath the earth.  Nearby states like Wyoming and Texas recently put similar “mandatory disclosure” laws on the books and many oil and gas companies have recently come on board with Colorado's proposal.  But some say the rule doesn’t go far enough.

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5:29am

Thu December 1, 2011
Business Report

Oil and Gas Boom Takes Toll on Colorado's Rural Roads

Weld County and many of its communities are enjoying a windfall thanks to the oil-and-gas boom over the last couple years. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Jeff Nuttall, publisher of the Northern Colorado Business Report, about some of the impacts from the boom.

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4:00am

Thu December 1, 2011
Business

Oil Boom Creates Opportunities, Consternation Along Colorado's Front Range

Northeastern Colorado is fast becoming the site of one of the country’s next big oil booms as new technologies surrounding hydraulic fracturing are allowing companies to get a piece of the Niobrara Shale.  Previously deemed too expensive to drill, the Niobrara formation that extends from beneath Denver all the way to western Nebraska is thought to hold more than a billion barrels of oil.  The only trouble is much of the land atop it is home to one of the country’s fastest growing regions. 

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5:29am

Thu November 17, 2011
Business Report

NoCo Oil Find Could Fuel Energy Business Park

The communities of Brighton and Fort Lupton in southern Weld County are working together to create a plan to develop an energy business park. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Northern Colorado Business Report Publisher Jeff Nuttall about what’s behind the activity.

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