Colorado Supreme Court Decision- Fort Collins Moratorium

Supreme Court Case No. 15SC668 C.A.R. 50 Certiorari to the Colorado Court of Appeals7 Court of Appeals Case No. 14CA19918 Larimer County District Court Case No. 13CV313859 Gregory M. Lammons, Judge10 Petitioner:11 City of Fort Collins,12 v.13 Respondent:14 Colorado Oil and Gas Association.15 Order Affirmed16 en banc17 May 2, 201618 Read More »

Colorado Supreme Court Decision- Longmont Fracking Ban

Supreme Court Case No. 15SC667 C.A.R. 50 Certiorari to theColoradoCourt of AppealsCourt of Appeals CaseNo. 14CA1759 Boulder County District Court Case No. 13CV63 Honorable D.D. Mallard, Judge Petitioners: City of Longmont Colorado; Food and Water Watch; Sierra Club; Earthworks; and Our Health, Our Future, Our Longmont, v. Respondents: Colorado Oil and Gas Association, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, and Top Operating Company. Read More »

COGA’s Comments on the BLM’s Proposed Venting and Flaring Rule

The Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed rules entitled “Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation,” published on February 8, 2016. 81 Fed. Reg. 6,616. As described below, the oil and gas (O&G) industry in Colorado already operates under one of the most aggressive volatile organic compound (VOC) and methane control regimes in the nation. COGA’s members are concerned that BLM’s proposed regulations (also referred to herein as the “venting and flaring rules”) will interfere with and unreasonably dupl ... Read More »

Oil and Gas Industry Economic and Fiscal Contributions in Colorado by County, 2014

The oil and gas industry, along with nearly all extraction industries, inherently provides substantial economic benefits due to its integrated supply chain, high wage jobs, and propensity to sell nationally and globally. Much of Colorado’s oil and gas is sold outside of the state, contributing wealth to owners, employees, governments, and schools, all of which are beneficiaries of oil and gas revenues. In 2014, Colorado’s upstream and midstream oil and gas industry includes drilling, extraction, support activities, pipeline construction, and pipeline transportation. The industry recorded $15.8 billion in production value, accounting for 3 ... Read More »