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A Potential Fire on Northwest Pad

The following information was released on the Broomfield Oil and Gas dashboard: “At 4:00PM on Friday January 14th, Extraction notified CCOB of an event at the NW-B that caused a visible smoke plume. This was caused by flowback fluid being sent from one of the separators to the ECD and combusting in a controlled manner within the device. This…

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Broomfield Will Meet With CDPHE Regarding Carcinogenic Benzene Spikes

Based on a recent announcement from Broomfield in the oil and gas snapshot, it’s “all systems go” for a meeting on January 5th, 2022 with the CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment) regarding the high levels of Benzene and other critical data that has been consistently recorded by Broomfield’s air quality monitoring systems. Broomfield has made the…

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Possible Agreement with Extraction/ Civitas Leaves Residents Wondering “What’s In It for Broomfield?”

Broomfield Council to Vote on Renegotiating the MOU with Extraction on Tuesday, December 14th. An item was placed on the agenda for the Tuesday, December 14th City Council Meeting that surprised even the most engaged residents who closely follow oil and gas issues. Staff presented a renegotiated agreement titled “Conclusion of Operations Agreement with Extraction Oil and Gas” with…

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Benzene Levels Over Health Guidelines Detected during Active Drilling Operations in Broomfield.

On October 26th, Broomfield released a Public Notice that included a report about an air quality event that took place on October 6th, during active drilling operations. The Air Quality System detected levels of benzene 13.4x higher than recommended health guidelines. This report shows an estimated one-hour average of benzene during this event was 120.48 ppb. For context, the…

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Extraction Resumes Drilling Operations

The drills are back in town, and Extraction is resuming operations on Northwest A&B pad, United pad, and Interchange A&B pads, according to a schedule provided by the City and County of Broomfield. The sound walls on these sites were re-erected in August with the exception of the United pad, whose sound walls are being erected in September. Extraction,…

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Civitas Looking to Acquire both Extraction and Crestone Peak Resources

As announced on the City/ County of Broomfield’s Oil and Gas news page, “Broomfield’s elected officials and staff are aware of today’s announcement that Civitas Resources, Inc., a company that will be formed upon the closing of the merger between Extraction and Bonanza Creek, will acquire Crestone Peak Resources, Inc. In addition to continuing to monitor the Extraction merger, which is…

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Broomfield Plans Informational Oil and Gas Update Meeting for Thursday, April 29th

After months without having an Oil and Gas update during a City Council Meeting, the City scheduled a meeting to update the public on all things happening with Oil and Gas in Broomfield. Have you wondered what has been happening with Oil and Gas Issues in Broomfield? As it turns out, there has been a lot going on so…

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Extraction Emerging from Bankruptcy

According to a news release issued by Extraction, in addition to a subsequent article from the Denver Business Journal, the company has reorganized and is exiting bankruptcy. Missing from the announcement, as of the end of business on January 21, 2021, was a formal filing with the court showing this emergence from bankruptcy. Broomfield Concerned anticipates that the reorganization…

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