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NiobraraChalk.com strives to provide the latest most comprehensive information and news regarding the shale energy industry.
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We've written several articles that discuss all the things that are made from fossil fuels. Petroleum products are responsible for many of the things that make our lives easier, and even healthier. We don't deny for a minute that renewable, "clean" sources of energy shouldn't be developed, but we don't want to forget what it would really mean if we "keep it in the ground" when it comes to oil and gas. Here's an article recently posted in the Uinta County Herald that has some good points. Read more... http://ow.ly/iJPj30aJOuN

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The U.S. rig count continues to creep back up slowly, up ten Feb. 17, 2017, according to the latest Baker Hughes report. The rig count has increased for 5 straight weeks, reaching 751.

https://bakken.com/news/id/257317/rig-count-continues-to-creep-upward/

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The energy markets have been wreaking havoc on state budgets for more than the last year. States like North Dakota and Wyoming have relied their rainy day funds to make up for shortfalls.

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead intends to call on lawmakers to draw an undetermined amount from the state's $1.5 billion rainy day fund to cover government operations in the face of sagging energy revenues, he said Monday in response to the latest state revenue forecast.
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Stronger regulation? That's the answer from lawmakers in Washington state.
Washington state has adopted a new rule to limit greenhouse gas emissions from large polluters over time, including including power plants, oil refineries, fuel distributors, pulp and paper mills and others.
Bakken.com

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Aaaaaand... he's back again. Our little sage grouse makes headlines once more, and it seems to be a nice compromise between environmentalists and drillers. New guidelines have been issued that will help determine what restrictions are imposed on activities to protect the sage grouse. The guidelines released Thursday are part of a broader effort to save the distinctive bird without resorting to the Endangered Species Act, which could bring down tougher restrictions.

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Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to climate change. Associated Press's Seth Borenstein wrote this piece that includes what the candidates are saying as well as the latest information on what the earth is doing from a scientific point of view. This issue will affect how we treat fossil fuels in years to come.

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Backers of two proposed ballot measures to change how oil and gas drilling is regulated failed to get enough signatures to get them on this fall’s ballot, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today.

One proposal involved setting 2,500 feet limits on the proximity of wells to homes and schools while the other would have authorized local governments to prohibit, limit, or impose moratoriums on oil and gas development.

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NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Adminis... researchers said Monday they identified more than 250 sources contributing to a methane hot spot over the Four Corners region of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.
Bakken.com

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Area residents are concerned about oil shipments to the industrial zone north of Bellingham in Whatcom County, Washington, where the city council temporarily banned new permit applications for projects that ship crude oil and other unrefined fossil fuels out of Cherry Point.

It's just another area being cautious about oil and the danger they believe it poses to their health and safety. Opponents of the new moratorium say changes to the industrial zone could hurt jobs and economic development.
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The Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation is being acquired by a privately-held holding company.
The Fort Smith company said Monday that it will be acquired by Summit Utilities, which owns and operates natural gas distribution subsidiaries in Colorado, Missouri and Maine.
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