Larger scale well pads harnessing oil and gas operations move into Battlement Mesa and Greely. Operations allow contractors to install 40 well heads per pad in new Colorado locations compared to older technology of 2-4 heads per pad. The larger scale production is rising dramatically in Colorado where we are seeing a 43% increase in growth of large industrial sites beginning last year.
Production locations in Triple Creek near Greeley and Battlement Mesa on the western slope are on the front lines in Colorado. Residents in these communities are in an uproar as they envision the harmful industrial operation move in near their homes.