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Old 07-24-2008, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Southwest Nebraska
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I heard on the Neal Bortz radio show that GJ was having a major oil drilling boom and hiring people was in great demand everywhere. Is this true and why isn't anyone taking about it?
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Western, Colorado
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I heard on the Neal Bortz radio show that GJ was having a major oil drilling boom and hiring people was in great demand everywhere. Is this true and why isn't anyone taking about it?
Probably because entry level work is HARD. Expect to work 80+ hour weeks, in the harshest conditions.

I think with of crazy Governor Ritter trying to slow down exploration, that it might have an effect on future jobs.

I'm still trying to figure out how less exploration is going to lead to lower energy prices? This is the typical MO from our liberal environmentalists in Government.
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
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GJ sure has changed in the past few years. Prices of housing has gone up, although at the moment there seems to be a lot of For Sale signs all over the valley. Apartments are scarce, but there are a lot of houses for rent/sale.

The effects are being felt more in the Rifle, CO area. Good luck finding a place to live there, even hotels are full of energy workers.

There are a lot of jobs here. They even have job fairs. I have one more year of college here, getting a BS in geology/GIS and I expect to score a pretty sweet job (at least for a while).
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Old 07-26-2008, 06:57 PM
 
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Probably because entry level work is HARD. Expect to work 80+ hour weeks, in the harshest conditions.

I think with of crazy Governor Ritter trying to slow down exploration, that it might have an effect on future jobs.

I'm still trying to figure out how less exploration is going to lead to lower energy prices? This is the typical MO from our liberal environmentalists in Government.

You find a lot of this type of ignorance here. There has been a lot of drilling for several years now and the politicians love the tax revenue. Motoracer is right about working many hours in tough conditions, many companies are desperate for workers. What Motoracer is wrong about is more drilling leading to lower gas prices, under his guys bush/cheney, they've drilled the heck out of the west and natural gas prices have gone up at least 5 times in the past several years (excel customers will agree) and the price of gas has skyrocketed. Like T. Boone Pickens says "we can't drill ourselves out of this mess". Moto and people like him think we can drill every place in the US that has oil and it'll be ok, they don't realize the worldwide demand for oil and the fact that most prominent geologists agree that production has peaked and has fallen for several years. Supply and demand, the supply isn't there (others have said drilling off the Florida coast would only yield about 6 months supply of current US consumption, Bush himself said it would have more of a "psychological" effect, you know, at least we're doing something) worldwide demand for oil is insatiable. Research, learn, educate yourself and make your own determination about who is right, otherwise you look like a myopic doofus telling untruths.
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:25 PM
 
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Low natural gas prices are leading to a downturn in drilling, and a shutdown of some drill rigs. Not sure if Colorado will be impacted at all or to what degree. Be sure to click on the word "graphic" to see the charts that go with this.

Story: Bloomberg.com: Exclusive

Excerpt(s):

- Energy companies probably will slash onshore U.S. gas drilling to 800 or 900 rigs this year from a peak of 1,606 in 2008 after prices for the fuel plunged 70 percent from their 2008 high...

- U.S. production of natural gas, the most widely used furnace fuel in the world’s largest economy, may tumble through 2012 as low prices prompt producers to shut down drilling rigs from Louisiana to the Rocky Mountains.

Key word in the second quote is "may" as these are only guesses, even by the experts in the business.
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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We know there will be more demands for jobs or/ more places available for sale or rent very soon (think about May 31st) since, they are CLOSING the Rifle Prison!!!!!!!!!!! HUGE impact!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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Good post Mike. Things ARE slowing down here. From my view, most of the companies are cutting back at least 25%, maybe more. On tonight's local news, channel 11 had a story about the meeting with the State and the folks from Rifle had, uh, a pretty spirited meeting about the prison closure. Closing it is now not a done deal. I will be watching this closely.

The unemployment offices have been BUSY for the first time in years. IMO things will be flat around here for a while.
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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Yep, you are correct!! Rifle Prison is staying, TG!!
They are still closing the Women's Prison here in Canon City but, Rifle stays!!
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