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. Colorado has implemented precedent setting regulations from baseline groundwater testing and monitoring and pipeline safety to air regulations targeting methane leak detection and repair. This is a summary of significant legislative and regulatory efforts affecting Colorado’s oil and gas industry. Download the Regulatory Overview.

2018 – Pooling & Hearing Process Clean-Up Rulemaking

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will implement SB18-230 changes to the pooling statute and consider additions and amendments to the 500 Series, Rules of Practice and Procedure, and to any other rule related to the process used to establish or manage a hearing matter under 2 C.C.R. 404-1.  This “Hearing Process Rulemaking” will improve the State’s pooling process and clarify COGCC’s rules in order to streamline the process used by operators to initiate a hearing matter for consideration by the Commission, and the process used by COGCC staff to manage hearing matters.[1] [1] ... Read More »