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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 [...]

By |December 15th, 2015|Categories: blog, fracking, natural gas, oil|

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 [...]

By |August 12th, 2015|Categories: blog, energy jobs, fracking, natural gas, oil|

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 [...]

By |July 30th, 2015|Categories: blog, fracking, hydraulic fracturing, oil|

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 [...]

By |July 23rd, 2015|Categories: blog, fracking, hydraulic fracturing, oil|

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 [...]

By |July 16th, 2015|Categories: blog, fracking, hydraulic fracturing, oil|

What does energy independence mean?

It was almost 42 years ago that President Richard Nixon first called for a move toward energy independence. The oil embargo of 1973 caused the price of a barrel of crude oil to jump rapidly [...]

By |July 1st, 2015|Categories: blog, energy and environment, energy economy, energy independence, gas prices, oil prices|