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Executive profile of Barton Brookman at PDC Energy


By: Anne Cumming Rice, Greenly Tribune For most of his career, Barton Brookman has been well-acquainted with the oil fields of northern Colorado. And after 30 years, he’s still amazed at the ways the oil and gas industry uses technology to reinvent itself. “The Wattenberg Field has been revolutionized multiple times,” said Brookman, chief operating officer and executive vice president of ...

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Ethanol producers complain about rail service


OMAHA, Neb. (A.P) — Ethanol producers say clogged rail lines and other shipping problems have forced them to reduce production of the fuel and contributed to higher prices. The Renewable Fuels Association criticized railroads Thursday and triggered a strong response from the Association of American Railroads. RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen says railroads should take the blame for ethanol ...

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Wyoming energy summit planned in May


McClatchy Newpapers, Greenley Tribune Wyoming leads the nation in coal and uranium production and is fifth in natural gas and eighth in crude oil. It also has potential for alternative forms of energy including wind, solar and geothermal, which is why Gov. Matt Mead, the Wyoming Business Report and the Energy Summit Steering Committee created Wyoming’s first Energy Summit. The ...

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Fracking debate bubbles to the political surface


By: Anne Cumming Rice While two cities in northern Colorado face lawsuits over fracking bans and moratoriums that voters passed last fall, an even larger debate over fracking is beginning to brew at the state level. In the last three months, two groups have announced intentions to gather signatures to put anti-fracking measures on the state ballot in November. One would ...

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Feeding the oilpatch has become big business

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Every week, the orders keep climbing. Cyle Lambert, the only man standing between a horde of oil and gas workers and their empty bellies in northeastern Weld County, has worked steadfast in the last two years to accommodate the growing masses. A recent order had him pencil in 15 cases of hamburger patties, 45 dozen eggs, 210 pounds of hash ...

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Cyber attacks hit oil, gas, just as much as retail


By: David Persons Recent cyber attacks on retail giants such as Target and Neiman-Marcus have been well documented. The public is quite aware that a new generation of malware is causing havoc with U.S. businesses as hackers seek to steal private financial information. What the public might not be aware of is just how costly and widespread the attacks are. Cyber ...

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Energy Pipeline: New emissions rules set to start in May


The state’s oil and gas companies will soon be operating under the most stringent emissions compliance regulations in the country after the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission adopted new rules in February. The rules come after a year-long review of policies and receiving input from practically every interest involved from the operators themselves to environmental and public groups. The result ...

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Lario Oil & Gas gets $600 million credit


DENVER (AP) — Lario Oil & Gas says a $600 million credit facility it has negotiated with Wells Fargo and others gives it flexibility as it expands in regions where hydraulic fracking has created an oil boom. In a statement released Monday by its Denver office, Lario said Wells Fargo and JP Morgan were the joint lead arrangers of the facility, ...

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