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A Look Back at the 2017 Legislative Session

By Jim Cole and Garin Vorthman, Colorado Legislative Services As we look back at the 2017 legislative session, it is important to consider both the societal and legislative pressures that guided this year’s bill-making season. The Dakota Access Pipeline Issue, the tragic events in Firestone and Mead, all put focus on the safety and regulation… Read more »

My Brother’s Keeper

My Brother’s Keeper By Carrie Jordan, President, DJ Basin Safety Council It happens on every job site at some point – the time crunch, the tasks that did not go as smoothly as was planned, the weather that did not cooperate, the scheduling conflicts or materials delivery that was delayed. When all of these inevitable… Read more »

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 »