Colorado Oil and Gas Association
Nearly half of Colorado’s 52,000 wells produce little or no oil. Who’ll pay to plug them?
Rules are being drafted to cover the cost of cleaning up obsolete wells. But for rural farmers and suburban homeowners, idle pipes and pump jacks are a daily reminder of how complex and expensive the process is.
Effort to force Colorado to cut greenhouse emissions faster exposes exasperation with Polis administration
“I am highly frustrated where we are now,” Sen. Kerry Donovan, a Vail Democrat, said.
This Erie neighborhood is ground zero for Colorado’s collision of fracking and housing
Families who bought in Colliers Hill thought they were moving to an outdoor paradise. But the fine print in Colorado’s oil and gas regulations has rattled their lives.
Colorado gave local governments more power to regulate oil and gas. And some are using it.
The legislature’s 2019 overhaul of drilling rules through Senate Bill 181 empowered some cities and counties to prioritize safety. But other energy-friendly areas have held back on flexing their new muscles.
A disillusioned ExxonMobil engineer quit to take action on climate change. He found his net-zero place in Arvada.
After 16 years of working for the oil giant, Dar-Lon Chang said Exxon would not address climate change. So he quit the sector for good, and began a new low-carbon life.
Colorado oil and gas industry blasts Biden’s pause on public lands drilling as environmental advocates cheer
The orders are intended to cut emissions from oil, gas and coal to help slow some of the worst effects of climate change
Colorado oil and gas regulators finalize new rules for the drilling industry — and themselves
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission changes include a requirement that most new drilling be set back at least 2,000 feet from homes and schools
“Flaring” at oil and gas wells to be curtailed as Colorado regulators adopt some of nation’s strictest rules
The practice of burning off natural gas is relatively rare in Colorado, but tough rules on flaring and venting may help the state meet greenhouse gas reduction goals.
John Hickenlooper’s conflicting record and rhetoric on fracking a point of dispute in U.S. Senate race
The former Democratic governor is viewed skeptically by environmentalists and the oil and gas industry as his position on hydraulic fracturing evolves
Colorado regulators back 2,000-foot setback for new oil and gas drilling in “paradigm shift”
In a session Wednesday to review proposed rule changes on setbacks, four of the five Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s members voiced support for an extended setback
Fight over Colorado setback rule sets up make-or-break hearing on how close is too close for oil and gas
The drawn-out battle over state rulemaking still centers on how far operations should be set back from homes and schools. But environmentalists say residents should not be “guinea pigs” while the work is done.
Oil and gas does about-face as six-week overhaul of Colorado drilling regulations begins
Operators for years groused about the danger of a “patchwork” of regulations. Now they’re focused on letting local governments have control.
Colorado increases tax on oil and gas operators to fund a $3.4 million shortfall in regulators’ budget
The drilling industry supported the move after the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission opted not to increase the tax by a larger margin
Opinion: For Colorado local governments, suing over climate change is not the answer
Here’s who Gov. Polis just named to sit on the new, full-time panel regulating Colorado oil and gas
The 5-person Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will complete tasks outlined by Senate Bill 181, which sought to give local governments more control and prioritize the protection of public health, safety and the environment
Colorado’s oil and gas producers are slashing budgets, closing wells as demand and cash flow dwindles
Only six drilling rigs are operating in the Colorado, the fewest in 28 years, as companies face critical financial hurdles and increasing regulation.
Colorado oil and gas regulators punt major rule changes until after their paid replacements are hired
The time crunch around creating rules under Senate Bill 181 is growing critical as numerous ballot initiatives to change the way oil and gas operates in Colorado still are in play
Overhaul of Colorado oil and gas rules, stalled by coronavirus, gets going again — on Zoom
The volunteer Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission was supposed to finish the state's Senate Bill 181 oil and gas regulation overhaul before a new paid panel takes over. It’s not happening.
Colorado scrutinizes oil and gas tax breaks as severance taxes drop and the state budget gets tight
A recent legislative analysis finds the Colorado oil and gas industry pays second lowest severance tax rate among nine Western states