COGA Fact Sheets

COGA Fact Sheet – School Setbacks

The oil and natural gas industry prides itself on finding constructive solutions to complex issues that arise with developing Colorado’s energy resources in rapidly urbanizing areas.  One such issue was the buffer zone between schools, child care facilities, and oil and natural gas drilling.  Read More »

COGA Fact Sheet – Legislative Process

Consisting of 35 senators and 65 representatives, the Colorado state legislature includes 100 legislators responsible for authoring and debating bills that could eventually become new state laws. Per the Colorado Constitution, the legislature meets annually for 120 days beginning in January. Read More »

COGA Fact Sheet – Regulatory Overview

The State of Colorado is a national leader in its commitment to fostering safe and responsible development of Colorado’s oil and gas resources. Over the past eight years, Colorado has implemented precedent-setting regulations from baseline groundwater testing and monitoring to air regulations targeting methane leak detection and repair. This regulatory overview and timeline provides summary information on significant legislative and regulatory efforts affecting Colorado’s oil and natural gas industry from 2011 to 2018. Read More »

COGA Fact Sheet – Public Safety

Colorado’s oil and natural gas companies are working hard every day to make a safe industry that much safer.  By keeping our employees safe at the wellhead and beyond, we keep Colorado communities safe as well. Read More »

COGA Fact Sheet – Occupational Safety

Occupational safety for the oil and natural gas industry is nothing new. Between 2003 and 2013, the U.S. oil and gas extraction industry experienced unprecedented growth, doubling the size of its workforce and increasing the number of drilling rigs, yet during that 11-year period the annual occupational fatality rate significantly decreased. Oil and gas is one of the most regulated industries in the nation, and statistics prove that it continues to be an industry with a good safety record. The oil and gas industry holds itself to extremely high standards and is always working to improve upon its safety record. Read More »