Energy Education

Press Release – Regulatory Overview

DENVER –- The Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) has produced an interactive website that encourages Coloradans to explore the key regulations applied to oil and natural gas development in our state, making it one of the most regulated industries in the country Read More »

Press Release – Voters Reject Proposition 112

DENVER –- Colorado voters reject Proposition 112, an initiative aimed at shutting down the oil and natural gas industry. The following is a statement from Dan Haley, President & CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association: “The thousands of men and women who work tirelessly each day to provide all of us the energy we need are proud to call Colorado home. We’re grateful that Coloradans stood with the energy sector to oppose this measure. I want every Coloradan to know that we are committed to developing our resources in a responsible manner that protects the environment and keeps our employees and communities healthy and safe ... Read More »

2015 – Complainant Rulemaking

On July 20, 2015, the COGCC approved rule changes implementing a streamlined process for the public to submit complaints. The new online portal makes the agency’s methods for receiving, processing, addressing, closing and communicating complaints more effective and transparent. It includes guidance for making a complaint, what a complainant can expect and the rights of the complainant. A key component of this rulemaking was the definition of a new term "Petition for Review" which gives the commission authority to remand a petition back to the director if they disagree with it.  The Commission adopted a new process for review, initia ... Read More »

2018 – Pooling & Hearing Process Clean-Up Rulemaking

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will implement SB18-230 changes to the pooling statute and consider additions and amendments to the 500 Series, Rules of Practice and Procedure, and to any other rule related to the process used to establish or manage a hearing matter under 2 C.C.R. 404-1.  This “Hearing Process Rulemaking” will improve the State’s pooling process and clarify COGCC’s rules in order to streamline the process used by operators to initiate a hearing matter for consideration by the Commission, and the process used by COGCC staff to manage hearing matters.[1] [1] ... Read More »

2018 – Enforce Requirements 811 Locate Underground Facilities (SB 167)

The bill creates the underground damage prevention safety commission (commission) as an independent agency within the department of labor and employment.  The commission has rule-making and enforcement authority regarding specified portions of the excavation damage prevention law and is required to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the notification association to facilitate implementation and administration of the law.  The notification association is required to provide administrative support to the commission in performing its duties. [1] A review committee of the commission initially determines whether a violation ... Read More »