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U.S. exported more oil than Saudi Arabia in June

The U.S. briefly became the world’s No. 1 oil exporter as record shale production found its way to global customers, and there are prospects for more.

Indianola Energy upstream strategy earns $100 million equity commitment

The company announced a $100 million equity commitment to pursue a new upstream strategy, designed to provide both capital and an execution team to help producers accelerate value on undeveloped acreage in highly-proven resource plays across North America.

Colorado’s PDC Energy said to be in merger talks with rival SRC Energy

PDC Energy is in talks to combine with rival explorer SRC Energy, in a potential deal that would create a larger oil and gas player in Colorado, according to people familiar with the matter.

Colorado and New Mexico officials rescind the welcome mat for oil and gas

David Blackmon, Contributing Editor

Elected officials are doing their best to kill off the golden goose in two states that have benefitted mightily from the shale revolution.

Oil and gas in the capitals

Dr. Roger Bezdek, Contributing Editor

Colorado’s calamity

Colorado Petroleum Council responds to Senate Bill 181 being signed into law

Governor Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 181 into law. Governor Polis’ signature follows the measure’s passage through the Colorado legislature on April 3, 2019.

Colorado oil industry gets overhaul by regulators

Colorado’s legislature passed a sweeping overhaul of the state’s oil and natural gas laws, giving local governments more power to regulate drilling in one of the nation’s top crude-producing regions.

Navigation Powder River uncovers record well result in the Powder River basin

Navigation Powder River, sponsored by certain investment funds managed by Juniper Capital Advisors, L.P., has announced record initial production from the Jacob Federal 1-42-73-3H well in the Powder River basin (PRB).

Colorado's SB181 advances to House

The House Finance Committee voted along party lines Monday night as Democrats advanced Senate Bill 181 to the House Appropriations Committee.

Denver's Adams County approves moratorium due to SB 181

Despite an overwhelming public response from Adams County residents who spoke out against a temporary ban on oil and natural gas permits, Adams County Commissioners voted 5-0 to approve a new six-month moratorium.

Drilling halted on 300,000 acres in Wyoming

The Trump administration’s pro-drilling policy took a blow when a federal judge ordered a halt to oil and gas exploration on more than 300,000 acres in Wyoming, saying the government must account for its cumulative effect on global climate change.

TGS enters new play in U.S onshore, with Railgun 3D seismic survey in the Powder River Basin

TGS announces a new multi-client onshore 3D seismic survey, Railgun 3D, located within the Powder River Basin.

Colorado Supreme Court rules against plaintiffs in Martinez v. COGCC

Statement by Dan Haley, President & CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association, on today’s Colorado Supreme Court ruling.

Colorado drillers fuel record oil output in rush to finish wells

Booming oil production in Colorado is fueling record output in the Niobrara basin that spans four states.

U.S. output builds on OPEC cutbacks, gas rides LNG expansion

Shale operators are increasing U.S. crude production in response to oil prices that are, so far, trending more favorably this year, due largely to decisions by OPEC and Russia to curb production.

Highlands Natural Resources reports completion of hydraulic fracturing at East Denver

Highlands Natural Resources, the London-listed natural resources company, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed hydraulic fracturing operations, and is now preparing both the Wildhorse and Powell wells for flowback and production of oil and gas at its East Denver Niobrara Project in Colorado.

Colorado Petroleum Council responds to Gov. Hickenlooper's safety proposals

Colorado Petroleum Council (CPC) today released a statement in response to Gov. Hickenlooper’s proposals on industry safety.

Highlands Natural Resources provides update for East Denver Niobrara project

Highlands, the London-listed natural resources company, has announced that it has successfully drilled and set surface casing in both the Wildhorse 5-64 15-16-1BHZ and Powell 5-64-15-16-1CHZ wells.

Highlands Natural Resources begins drilling at its East Denver Niobrara Project

Highlands, the London-listed natural resources company, is pleased to announce that it has successfully mobilized and assembled a horizontal drilling rig at its East Denver Niobrara Project, a shale oil and gas project in Colorado, and commenced drilling its first well on Aug. 10, 2017.

Multiple completion technologies yield the best of all worlds

Travis Harris, Packers Plus Energy Services

Multiple completion technologies can be combined in one well for a hybrid solution to improve stimulation in extended reach laterals.