CEO Blog

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 »

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 »

Trade Isn’t a Bad Word

Trade Isn’t a Bad Word Dan Haley, President and CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association Even though you may have heard differently during the presidential campaign, trade isn’t a bad word. A cornerstone of our global economy, international trade was often maligned by both leading candidates during the campaign and has been put under the… Read more »

3 Years Later: A Look Back at the Colorado Floods

3 Years Later: A Look Back at the Colorado Floods  Dan Haley, President & CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association You don’t have to live long in Colorado to realize just how unpredictable – and severe — the weather can be. We can have snow in June, beautiful spring-like days in February and hail in… Read more »