Energy Education

Statement from Dan Haley, President & CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association, Regarding Flowline Testing

DENVER (May 3, 2017) – Statement from the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA): “The Colorado Oil and Gas Association fully supports the state’s call to inspect flowlines and make sure our communities are safe. Many of our operators already have begun initial steps to begin re-inspection and testing. We are also proactively meeting with state regulatory officials this week to discuss how we can best guarantee all safeguards are met. It is critical that Coloradans feel safe with oil and gas development in our state, and we are committed to doing our part to help build trust with residents and communities. It’s also import ... Read More »

Updated: Statement from Dan Haley, President & CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association Regarding Firestone Tragedy

Statement from Dan Haley, President & CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association Regarding Firestone Tragedy “Our thoughts and prayers remain with the Martinez and Irwin families, and we support the ongoing investigation by the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District, the Firestone Police Department, and Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). We know an old, abandoned flowline adjacent to the foundation of the Martinez household was cut, under yet unknown circumstances, and that an unusual set of events led to unrefined gases leaching into the property. On behalf of Colorado’s oil and gas industry, the safety ... Read More »

Statement from Dan Haley, President & CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association regarding Firestone incident

DENVER (April 28, 2017) – Statement from the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) President & CEO, Dan Haley, regarding Firestone Incident: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Martinez and Irwin families and to the Firestone community at large. While no cause of this tragedy has yet been determined, extraordinary measures are taking place to confirm that our communities are safe, and we fully respect the investigation that must be completed. We understand some communities are rightly concerned and want to protect their citizens. The oil and gas industry and all of our operators share that desire to protect residents, as the ... Read More »

Oil & Gas Development 101 – Frequently Asked Questions

What is hydraulic fracturing? Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” is a proven technology used for over 60 years. When hydraulic fracturing begins, a mixture of mostly pressurized water, sand, and chemicals is pumped into the formation creating tiny fissures in targeted areas of the source rock. These tiny fissures allow oil and natural gas to escape and flow through piping up to the surface. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) regulates the oil and gas industry and requires that all oil and natural gas producers disclose the chemicals and amount of water used in the process to FracFocus, a free, publicly access ... Read More »

Industry Group Scoping Comments Regarding the Appropriate Scope of the Oil and Gas Reasonably Available Control Technology Stakeholder and Rulemaking Processes

The Colorado Petroleum Council (“CPC”), the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (“COGA”) and the Colorado Petroleum Association (“CPA”) (collectively, the “Industry Group”) appreciate the opportunity to offer supplemental scoping comments to the Air Pollution Control Division’s (“Division’s”) proposal to evaluate the Control Technique Guidelines (“CTGs”) published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) in October 2016 and appropriate reasonably available control technology (“RACT”) requirements relevant to the oil and natural gas industry in the moderate ozone non-attainment classification a ... Read More »