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To Our Friends and Colleagues During this Challenging Time

By Dan Haley, President & CEO, COGA Working in the oil and gas industry in Colorado has not been easy these past few years.  Rocky commodity markets, layoffs and activists who want to put us out of business have taken their toll on morale more times than some of us would like to admit.  Our… Read more »

Tell Me, Why Does COGA Sponsor a Cycling Team?

By Christina Delpone, Community Engagement & Administrative Coordinator Frankly, when I saw the proposal to sponsor a cycling team, I could not see a clear connection. I certainly did not foresee the benefits this sponsorship has afforded the association, its stakeholders, and myself. Being an organization of 11 staff members, it’s not surprising that we… Read more »

Five Ways the Oil and Gas Industry Promotes a Strong Safety Culture

By Carrie Jordan, President, DJ Basin Safety Council I work as a safety consultant in many industries, including oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, trucking, and underground utilities. Working with many different industries I get to engage in different safety cultures. I see a widespread willingness to ensure safety, provide training and equipment in the oil… Read more »

The Severance Split

The Severance Split Dan Haley, President and CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association  Colorado’s oil and gas industry has become a convenient bogey man when times get tough and the state is overturning couch cushions trying to meet its budget needs. We may employ more than 100,000 men and women, pay more than $1 billion… Read more »

Five Things Our Elected Leaders Need to Know About Energy

By Dan Haley, President and CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association Opening day of the Colorado General Assembly isn’t exactly as exciting as Opening Day for Major League Baseball, but like the start of baseball, at the start of a legislative session, hope springs eternal. Maybe, just maybe, politics doesn’t have to be a divisive,… Read more »