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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

Fracking’s past, present and future, part II: Fracking in 2015

22,000… that’s a big number, depending on what you are talking about.  64.4 million… that’s a much bigger number.  30 billion… bigger still. There are over 22,000 active oil and natural gas wells in Weld County today.  Those wells produced 64.4 million barrels of oil in 2014 and over 2,000 trillion Btu of natural gas, [...]

By |July 23rd, 2015|blog, fracking, hydraulic fracturing, oil|Comments Off on Fracking’s past, present and future, part II: Fracking in 2015

Fracking’s past, present and future, part I: A brief history of fracking

The idea of burning whale oil to light and heat our homes seems like a pretty foreign concept to Weld County residents.  That’s right, Free Willy and his friends were once hunted so that our ancestors could light lanterns to see after dark.  Fortunately, the practice largely died out in the early 1900s, saving our [...]

By |July 16th, 2015|blog, fracking, hydraulic fracturing, oil|Comments Off on Fracking’s past, present and future, part I: A brief history of fracking