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Great Western Requests Hold on Colorado Drilling Permits

After hearing from residents and other local stakeholders, Great Western Oil & Gas Co. is reviewing alternatives to a drilling project in Windsor, Colorado.

An affiliate of The Broe Group with active operations in the Denver-Julesburg Basin in Colorado, Great Western voluntary requested a hold on the permit application for its Pace drilling project in Windsor, pending review of well siting alternatives. The company is working in consultation with the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission, the town officials and other stakeholders to reduce the number of wells at the Pace site and mitigate other potential issues related to the project. The company expects to make additional announcements on the project this quarter.

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“Since filing for a permit, we have met with many stakeholders, including the Town of Windsor and homeowners, to solicit feedback and input regarding our proposed Pace project,” said Great Western president and CEO Rich Frommer. “The company has already adopted many advanced best management practices to mitigate neighborhood impacts, and will maintain the stakeholder dialog as we move forward with our re-evaluation of the project.”

Despite substantial additional expense and technical challenges, Great Western is actively pursuing a plan that would significantly reduce the number of wells at the Pace location, which would also reduce the number of tanks. Additionally, the company continues to be committed to a pipeline project from the Pace pad that would greatly reduce truck traffic and the amount of tanks needed on the site.

“Our top priority is to be a trusted partner and good neighbor in the Windsor community,” Frommer said. “We have heard from residents and government leaders and are committed to exploring an alternative plan that addresses the issues and concerns raised.”

 

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