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COGA Releases New Community Impact Report

COGA Members Take Corporate Social Responsibility to New Heights Press Release >> Community Impact Report >> DENVER – Oil and natural gas companies in Colorado tirelessly give back to the communities where they operate and where their employees live, yet far too often that contribution gets overlooked in the broader energy debate. To showcase the collective impact of many of their members’ good works, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association has released its first Community Impact Report that details how the oil and natural gas industry is helping families in need, advancing healthcare research, and improving educatio ... Read More »

2018 COGCC Flowlines Rules

On February 13, 2018, the Colorado Oil & Gas Commission (“COGCC” or “Commission”), unanimously approved dozens of new regulations (“Rules”) as part of the state’s response to the Firestone tragedy. Most of the Rules pertain to flowlines and other types of piping systems, with other regulations increasing transparency in safety and gas leak reporting. From new domestic gas tap requirements to specifying where isolation valves must be installed on a pipeline, the Rules, together with the Commission’s existing regulations, provide the nation’s most stringent, comprehensive regulatory program for oil and natural gas operatio ... Read More »

Waste Heat to Power

Waste heat to power, also referred to as “recycled energy”, uses leftover heat from industrial processes to generate electricity with no additional fuel, combustion, or emissions. Capturing heat from exhaust stacks or pipes that would otherwise be lost to the atmosphere, and converting the energy in the heat into electricity can reduce costs and improve industrial efficiencies. The Colorado Energy Office wants to raise awareness among oil and natural gas companies about tax credits and programs already in place to support deploying this technology in the field.   Read More »

2012 Economic Impact Study- CU Leeds School of Business

The oil and gas industry, along with nearly all extraction industries, inherently provides substantial economic benefits due to its integrated supply chain, high wage jobs, and propensity to sell nationally and globally. It brings in outside investment and often operates in rural areas where high-wage jobs are scarce and industry is fleeting. Much of Colorado’s oil and gas is sold outside of the state, contributing wealth to owners, employees, governments, and schools, all of which are beneficiaries of oil and gas revenues. In 2012, Colorado’s oil and gas industry recorded $9.3 billion in production value, accounting for some 29,300 di ... Read More »

Colorado’s Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Rule

On December 13, 2011 Colorado regulators unanimously passed a Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Rule that requires comprehensive public disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing treatments. The rule represents a balanced compromise between industry and environmental groups, providing transparency while protecting proprietary information. According to Mark Brownstein, Chief Counsel of the Environmental Defense Fund’s energy program: “Colorado’s new regulation requires the most disclosure of any state in the country.” Read More »