Press Releases

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 »

Colorado Oil and Gas Association Raises $100,000 for Children’s Hospital

DENVER – The Colorado Oil and Gas Association is thrilled to announce that it raised $100,000 for Children’s Hospital at its Mardi Gras Ball last week, a first of its kind annual charity event for the industry in Colorado. COGA also partners with Children’s as a co-sponsor of an elite cycling team for the Courage Classic bicycle race, which benefits the hospital’s foundation. As part of the celebration, COGA revealed the winners of its Community Impact Awards, which honor companies and individuals that have gone above and beyond to give back. Read More »

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 »