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 »

Source Determination: COGA & CPA Comments to EPA

Founded in 1951, the Colorado Petroleum Association (CPA) is a statewide non-profit Colorado trade association comprised of member companies involved in every segment of Colorado’s oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, transportation, supplier chain, pipeline and contractors. The Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) is a nationally recognized trade association that promotes the beneficial, efficient, responsible, and environmentally sound development, production, and use of Colorado’s oil and natural gas resources. With over 300 members, COGA provides a positive, proactive voice for the oil and gas ... Read More »

Comments on Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New and Modified Sources and EPA’s Draft Control Technical Guidelines for the Oil and Gas Industry

Dear Administrator McCarthy: The Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA), with the input of its members, prepared and is pleased to submit these comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rules entitled “Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New and Modified Sources,” published on September 18, 2015. 80 Fed. Reg. 56,593 (hereinafter referred to as “Quad Oa”). We are simultaneously providing comment on EPA’s draft control technical guidelines (CTGs) for the oil and natural gas industry. See 80 Fed. Reg. 56,577 (Sept. 18, 2015). The Colorado Petroleum Association (CPA) joins COGA in these com ... Read More »