Press Releases

Scott Prestidge Announced as Director of Communications and Public Affairs for COGA

DENVER – The Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), the state’s largest industry trade association, has announced that Scott Prestidge will be joining the team as Director of Communications and Public Affairs effective March 1, 2017. “I’m excited about the opportunity to work in this innovative industry and with such a great group of individuals who ensure that oil and gas always has a place in Colorado,” said Prestidge. “It’s no secret that our state often finds itself at ground zero in the debate over energy development, and it is an honor to be part of an organization that serves as champions for the industry at th ... Read More »

West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association Applauds “Jordan Cove Application 2.0”

Western Colorado, December 15, 2016 – Natural Gas producers of the Piceance Basin applauded Jordan Cove LNG’s decisive and speedy decision to pursue reapplication and approval of the most important energy infrastructure project in the Western United States -Jordan Cove LNG. The association immediately posted social media messages to the citizens in Japan congratulating the Pacific nation for steadfast patience and commitment to securing their energy future by purchasing future natural gas from the Rocky Mountain states. The association also communicated belief that customers of the proposed LNG export project should expect imminent approv ... Read More »

Colorado Supreme Court Rules Local Fracking Bans and Moratoriums are Illegal

COGA Applauds Colorado Supreme Court Ruling and Now Back to Working with Local Governments to Find Solutions  DENVER (May 2, 2016) - - The Colorado Oil and Gas Association praised today’s state Supreme Court decision that upheld the Association’s long-held position that local fracking bans and moratoriums are illegal in Colorado. COGA President and CEO Dan Haley released the following statement: “COGA has always maintained that these bans and moratoriums on responsible oil and gas development are illegal, and we’re pleased that today the Supreme Court of Colorado has agreed with us. This is not just a win for the energy industr ... Read More »

West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association Praises Jordan Cove Announcement

Western Colorado, April 8, 2016 – Western Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association (WSCOGA) praised the announcement from Jordan Cove LNG that the only viable west coast export project inked yet another major natural gas customer. The latest Jordan Cove customer announcement follows a recent FERC decision denying Jordan Cove LNG. The denial occurred despite FERC's own staff approval of the project on an environmental basis. In the decision FERC cited a lack of customer interest or "market need" as a reason for the permit denial. David Ludlam, WSCOGA's Executive Director noted in response to the announcement that, "Good news just keeps ra ... Read More »