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 »

Welcome to the Website!

Welcome to the brand new! 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 »

Produced Water Initiative

December 2013 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 »