Niobrara News

News and Information about the Niobrara Oil and Gas Play of Colorado and Wyoming

CNBC –  Tom DiChristopher, November 7, 2018 Shares of oil and gas companies with operations in Colorado jumped Wednesday. Voters rejected a ballot proposal that would have placed tough restrictions on drilling in the Centennial State. Bonanza Creek Energy, Extraction Oil … Continue reading ...
Author: RockPick
Posted: November 8, 2018, 3:23 am
If you haven’t heard about Colorado Proposition 112 you might be living in a cave because it seems to be all over the media lately, mostly in numerous ads against the proposition.  For those few not familiar, it is a … Continue reading
Author: RockPick
Posted: October 14, 2018, 8:21 pm
Amy Harder – Aug 23, 2018 AXIOS Colorado’s candidates for governor from each party, speaking at an industry event in Denver on Wednesday, both expressed opposition to a likely ballot initiative that would significantly curtail oil and gas production in … Continue reading
Author: RockPick
Posted: August 26, 2018, 3:35 am – Nick Cunningham – Aug 09, 2018 An initiative to expand the setback distance required for oil and gas drilling in Colorado just received a boost, potentially making the November ballot. The stricter drilling requirements could have significant implications … Continue reading ...
Author: RockPick
Posted: August 19, 2018, 2:27 am
Jul 18, 2018, DENVER – In the wake of last year’s deadly explosion in Firestone, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday signed an executive orderthat aims to get all of the state’s highest-risk abandoned oil and gas wells and sites … Continue reading ...
Author: RockPick
Posted: July 23, 2018, 2:23 am

Power Magazine

The power industry's trusted source for generation technology, O&M, and legal & regulatory news for coal, gas, nuclear, hydro, wind & solar power plants; power jobs

The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this week said it will fund research and development (R&D) efforts “that will advance first-of-a-kind coal generation technologies.” The FE on November 13 said its Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, Transform...

Author: Darrell Proctor
Posted: November 14, 2018, 4:42 pm

A Tennessee businessman now has until the end of November to finalize a two-year-old purchase agreement for the unfinished Bellefonte nuclear power plant in Alabama. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), which began building the plant in 1974 but ended construction in 1988 amid a downturn in the ...

Author: Darrell Proctor
Posted: November 11, 2018, 6:37 pm

The midterm elections yielded mixed results for power-related matters across the U.S. Voters in Arizona shot down a measure that would have expanded the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 50% by 2030, but voters in Nevada overwhelmingly backed a similar measure, adding it to a growing ...

Author: Sonal Patel
Posted: November 8, 2018, 2:02 pm

Residents of Texas living downwind of coal-fired power plants would be far better off today if regulators had focused on cutting particle-forming SO2 emissions rather than concentrating so keenly on ozone-causing emissions, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Rice University i...

Author: Aaron Larson
Posted: November 8, 2018, 1:48 pm

Xcel Energy said it will buy a natural gas-fired power plant in Minnesota from Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co. The $650 million deal for the Mankato Energy Center puts Xcel in charge of a facility from which it has purchased power since the plant’s first unit came online in 2006. A s...

Author: Darrell Proctor
Posted: November 7, 2018, 4:43 pm

Fierce Telecom

Virgin Media Business has gotten onto the SD-WAN scoreboard with Wednesday's news that it has launched SD-WAN with Versa Networks as its vendor. Virgin Media Business will be competing against SD-WAN services from Colt Technology Services and BT, among others.
Author: Mike Robuck
Posted: November 14, 2018, 5:10 pm
Open source community Acumos AI on Wednesday announced the availability of its first software release, Athena. The Acumos AI Project is under the Linux Foundation's Deep Learning Foundation umbrella, which was designed to spur innovation across artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep l...
Author: Mike Robuck
Posted: November 14, 2018, 4:21 pm
Colt Technology Services has adjusted its target date for launching intercarrier services to early next year, according to Mirko Voltolini, head of Network On Demand. In this Q&A, Voltolini talks about the new Carrier Ethernet offering for service providers and the importance of the MEF's standar...
Author: Mike Robuck
Posted: November 13, 2018, 3:15 pm
Cisco has bundled some of its security capabilities with its SD-WAN technologies in order to help organizations embrace the cloud. Cisco also announced it has partnered with Microsoft to increase the performance of Office 365 for business end users.
Author: Mike Robuck
Posted: November 13, 2018, 2:28 pm
Driven in part by the use of containers, AI and ML, the Linux Foundation announced the formation of the Ceph Foundation for open-source storage. Ceph is being used by cloud providers and enterprises to lower the cost of storing information in private clouds while helping them better organize and ...
Author: Mike Robuck
Posted: November 12, 2018, 5:04 pm

 Ag Web

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Equitable Food Initiative hopes that its “Responsibly Grown Farmworker Assured” label will elevate the status of those suppliers in the eyes of the produce buying community.
Author: Unknown Author
Posted: November 15, 2018, 1:10 am
The organic industry is looking to pounce on fraud.
Author: Unknown Author
Posted: November 15, 2018, 12:29 am
The Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association, which jointly launched the Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices, are offering a web seminar as they seek endorsers of the document.
Author: Unknown Author
Posted: November 14, 2018, 11:52 pm
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced what may seem a surprising alliance this week, partnering with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) on sustainability efforts.
Author: Unknown Author
Posted: November 14, 2018, 9:55 pm
As I shared on AgriTalk this morning, the hotel block at the JW Marriott (the host hotel for the event) expires tonight!
Author: Unknown Author
Posted: November 14, 2018, 9:04 pm