Niobrara Oil Play

Day 1: Change is coming
Day 1: Faces of Change
Day 2: A Whole New Frontier
Day 3: What About Our Air?

About the project

There are many uncertainties when it comes to development of the Niobrara oil shale. But one thing, is certain: Change is coming.

Located throughout southeast Wyoming and northern Colorado, the shale is drawing attention of large energy producers as they lease up ground in hopes that it will soon pay off.

In many places in Laramie County, drill rigs already appear on the landscape but it could dissipate as fast as it appeared say experts. With groundwork being laid for significant development, the county must now learn from the lessons the rest of the state has already experienced as it prepares for a possible boom.