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Colorado House passes big anti oil & gas bill

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The oil and gas bill is nearing final approval. Here’s a look at the concessions the industry won.

The much-contested legislation to revamp regulation of oil and gas drilling in Colorado is nearing Gov. Jared Polis’ desk after a number of significant changes designed to address industry concerns. – [read more] @ coloradosun.com

Oil and gas proponents says the regulations will harm a major industry for the state. Last year voters statewide overwhelmingly rejected Proposition 112, which would have mandated a 2,500 buffer for wells from schools, neighborhoods and businesses. read more @ gazette.com

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Drilling permits are down 60% in Colorado

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Five months after the new anti frac law took effect, drilling permits are down 60% from the last decade average, one operator has declared bankruptcy, and 10 local communities have passed moratoriums on new drilling. – denver.cbslocal.com

The slowdown in hydraulic fracturing was expected by some major frac fleet operators, Some operators took the initiative and started laying off workers.

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More Oil With Less Drilling Rigs

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According to a recent Bloomberg story: “In June 2014, the U.S. pumped 8.4 million barrels of crude using 1,545 drilling rigs. Last month, it produced about 12.2 million barrels, 45% more, with just 788 rigs.”

For the rest of the industry, this is wonderful news, but for oilfield services companies large and small, these efficiencies have caused severe overcapacity and economic pain. more with less @ fool.com

The U.S Removes 12 Oil Rigs: Oil rig count was 742, down from 754 in the week ended Aug 23. Notably, the tally has never dropped to such a level since early January 2018. In the past nine weeks, drillers lowered the tally eight times. The current total, far from the peak of 1,609 attained in October 2014, is also lower than 862 a year ago.

Severe overcapacity and economic pain?
Halliburton Cuts 8% of North American Fracking Jobs. Christopher Wright Talks About the Slowdown in Fracking

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