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 »
Welcome to the brand new COGA.org!
This website has been months in the making and we are excited that you’re finally here, checking it out.
When we started thinking about how the new site should look and feel we wanted something user friendly that made it easy to learn about the programs, resources, and mission of COGA.
There are a few things we want to highlight for visitors to the new site and hope these helpful hints and suggestions will make your user experience even better.
The new Energy Facts section of the website is now home to all of our original content, resources, and is sorted by series type and category to make i ... Read More »
Nestled between the Grand Valley’s soaring Book Cliffs and the high-desert canyons of the West Slope, Colorado Mesa University faculty and students are gathering round the table to talk with oil and gas industry stakeholders and state regulators about the beneficial use of water produced from oil and gas operations. Their collaborative efforts are part of the Produced Water Initiative (PWI), developed by the Redifer Institute at Colorado Mesa University (CMU).
The Redifer Institute is a research and policy organization of the University that includes the Water Center, Center for Local Government, Natural Resource Center, ... Read More »
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. It brings in outside investment and often operates in rural areas where high-wage jobs are scarce and industry is fleeting.
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 2012, Colorado’s oil and gas industry recorded $9.3 billion in production value, accounting for some 29,300 di ... Read More »
In 2012 COGA published Colorado oil and gas industry water usage facts, “Water Use Fast Facts”, which can be found at www.coga.org, under Fast Facts. In summary, the facts estimate water use for oil and gas development at 0.13% of Colorado’s total 2012 water use. That’s 6.5 billion gallons of water for the year at far less than one percent of all water use. These billions of gallons are compared with other users in the state and, despite being “billions” in number, they are the lowest of notable users, such as Irrigation (4497.5 billion gallons/year), Public Supply (315.4 billion gallons/year), and Mining (7.8 billion gallons/year ... Read More »