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Welcome to the Energy Councils’ new website

If you’re reading this, welcome to our brand new website launched in February 2016!  We’re excited to be able to provide you with new tools and resources for learning about oil and gas development in Weld County. In addition to some basic information on the drilling and fracking processes, the economic benefits of oil and [...]

By |February 12th, 2016|blog, resource|Comments Off on Welcome to the Energy Councils’ new website

Good news: Energy costs less in Colorado

Colorado pays less for our energy than any other state in the nation.  Taking into account electricity, natural gas, and gasoline, the average Colorado household pays just $224 a month in energy bills. Nationwide, the average American family will save $750 on gasoline thanks to lower gas prices according to the Energy Information Administration. Not [...]

By |January 14th, 2016|blog, gas prices, industry news, natural gas, oil prices|Comments Off on Good news: Energy costs less in Colorado

Weld County accounts for 82% of state’s energy production

There are over 22,000 oil and natural gas wells in Weld County.  Those wells produced 64.4 million barrels of oil and 2,000 trillion Btu of natural gas in 2014, accounting for 82 percent of the state’s total energy production. States, such as North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Texas and others are also producing oil and natural [...]

By |December 15th, 2015|blog, fracking, natural gas, oil|Comments Off on Weld County accounts for 82% of state’s energy production

What does fracking do for me?

110,000 jobs, and over $30 billion annually for Colorado’s economy.  That is what the oil and gas industry contributes to our state each year. But you might be wondering, “I’m not an oil and gas worker, so what’s in it for me.” Well, I’m glad you asked. Colorado gets very cold in the winter, and [...]

By |August 12th, 2015|blog, energy jobs, fracking, natural gas, oil|Comments Off on What does fracking do for me?

Fracking’s past, present and future, part III: Future fracking

Picture yourself standing in an open field in the plains of Weld County.  Look into the distance to a point about two miles away.  It is simply amazing to think that if an oil and gas well were to be drilled where you are standing, it could be extracting crude oil and natural gas from [...]

By |July 30th, 2015|blog, fracking, hydraulic fracturing, oil|Comments Off on Fracking’s past, present and future, part III: Future fracking