Press Releases

Colorado Oil & Gas Association and Environmental Defense Fund – Joint Statement on Air Quality Control Commission Vote on New Air Regulations

 DENVER (November 16, 2017) – Statement from the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF):  The Air Quality Control Commission today voted to strengthen air quality requirements for the Denver Metro/North Front Range Ozone Non-Attainment Area by approving revisions to Colorado’s Regulation 7.  Revisions include the following new oil and gas regulatory requirements: increased inspection frequency for certain facilities in the Leak Detection and Repair Program, a new inspection program for pneumatic controllers, and a mutual commitment to further evaluate and analyze potential areas ... Read More »

Statement from Dan Haley, President & CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association regarding Thornton Lawsuit

Today the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) filed a lawsuit, in partnership with the American Petroleum Institute (API), to challenge the City of Thornton’s new oil and gas regulations. Thornton’s City Council passed illegal energy regulations in August after an extremely limited stakeholder process. COGA and other willing contributors were given little to no opportunity to offer feedback on the proposed rules. Still, to avoid litigation, we submitted multiple letters articulating serious legal concerns with Thornton’s proposed regulations, particularly regarding operational preemption. Those concerns were ignored, making it ne ... Read More »

COGA Members Raise Nearly $10 Million for Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

The oil and natural gas industry in Colorado and across the country has committed millions of dollars to the American Red Cross in the past week to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, one of the worst flooding disaster in U.S. history. As of today, members of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA), including many Colorado-based companies, have contributed nearly $10 million to the Red Cross recovery efforts. Additional companies are supporting employee match programs, therefore this number is expected to increase. Read More »

Statement from COGA President & CEO, Dan Haley on Governor’s Announcement of New Oil and Gas Regulations

DENVER — AUGUST 22, 2017 — Statement from COGA President & CEO, Dan Haley on Governor Hickenlooper's announcement on new oil and gas regulations in Colorado:"Colorado's oil and gas industry just completed a rigorous safety examination and reporting process in full cooperation with the COGCC following the tragedy in Firestone. While the results confirm the high safety standards practiced by the industry, we've also engaged in several conversations with a number of stakeholders over the past few months, including state legislators on both sides of the aisle and the governor. We look forward to closely reviewing the details of the ... Read More »

Thornton City Council Passes Overreaching Oil and Gas Regulations

DENVER — JULY 26, 2017 — Statement from Dan Haley, President & CEO, Colorado Oil & Gas Association on passage of new oil and gas regulations in Thornton. “Thornton City Council’s decision to pass overreaching new oil and gas regulations that conflict with existing state law is disappointing and shows little regard for last year’s Colorado Supreme Court ruling that clearly found these types of rules to be illegal. Colorado law precludes local governments from regulating areas of oil and gas operations that are already regulated by the state, and many of the provisions in these rules are already regulated by state agenc ... Read More »