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Colorado’s Boulder County Revamping Oil, Gas Rules, but Energy Industry Questioning Authority

Colorado’s Boulder County Revamping Oil, Gas Rules, but Energy Industry Questioning Authority

Colorado’s energy industry has come out swinging against Boulder County’s attempt to impose more stringent oversight of oil and gas well operations. Operators working in unincorporated areas of Boulder County would be required to ensure well pad setbacks are at least 2,000 feet and generally 2,500 feet near homes, schools and licensed child care centers.…

December 17, 2020
Colorado’s Updated Oversight of Oil, Gas Development Called ‘Watershed Moment’

Colorado’s Updated Oversight of Oil, Gas Development Called ‘Watershed Moment’

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) has completed hearings to address sweeping changes to its mission, from “fostering” to “regulating” the industry.   The changes, which among other things also address wildlife mitigation impacts, were required by the state Senate Bill (SB) 19-181 signed into law last year. Hearings began in August to address…

November 23, 2020
Colorado Oil and Gas Industry Calls for Impartiality, Flexibility in Governor’s Proposed GHG Reduction ‘Roadmap’

Colorado Oil and Gas Industry Calls for Impartiality, Flexibility in Governor’s Proposed GHG Reduction ‘Roadmap’

Colorado’s proposed Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Pollution Reduction Roadmap should be sector- and technology-impartial, incentive-driven and as flexible as possible, while considering the potential economic impacts on all stakeholders, according to the American Petroleum Institute Colorado (API CO). API CO executive director Lynn Granger authored the group’s Nov. 12 public comment on the draft plan, which…

November 18, 2020
Colorado Poised to Ban Routine Natural Gas Flaring, Venting

Colorado Poised to Ban Routine Natural Gas Flaring, Venting

Colorado regulators have given preliminary approval to a rule change that would make it the first Lower 48 state to prohibit routine venting and flaring of natural gas by upstream operators.* The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) last week voted 5-0 in favor of the Rule 903 changes, which are to go before…

November 10, 2020
Oxy Takes $1.3B for Western Properties, Propels Permian Carbon Capture Project Forward

Oxy Takes $1.3B for Western Properties, Propels Permian Carbon Capture Project Forward

Occidental Petroleum Corp. on Wednesday padded its bottom line with a big deal to sell a bundle of western properties, while boosting another venture to develop a massive carbon capture facility in its No. 1 Lower 48 play, the Permian Basin. The Houston-based independent, better known as Oxy, agreed to sell some Colorado, Utah and…

August 20, 2020
Citing Threats to Grouse and Climate, Enviros Sue BLM to Scrap Colorado Drilling Plan

Citing Threats to Grouse and Climate, Enviros Sue BLM to Scrap Colorado Drilling Plan

A coalition of environmental groups has filed a lawsuit to jettison a federal plan that would allow oil and gas drilling on public lands in southwestern Colorado. The six western U.S. groups filed the lawsuit against the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in U.S. District Court in Denver. The plaintiffs claim that…

August 20, 2020
Colorado Governor’s Opposition to Ballot Initiatives Unleashes DJ’s Full Potential, Says DCP CEO

Colorado Governor’s Opposition to Ballot Initiatives Unleashes DJ’s Full Potential, Says DCP CEO

DCP Midstream LP’s chief executive lauded Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ ability to forge agreement among the energy industry and environmental groups, saying it “ensured political and regulatory certainty” in the state “for years to come.” CEO Wouter van Kempen of Denver-based DCP referred to a recent report from the governor in which he noted that…

August 12, 2020
BLM Opening New Headquarters in Colorado

BLM Opening New Headquarters in Colorado

The Department of Interior’s Bureau (DOI) of Land Management (BLM) will move its headquarters from Washington, DC, to Grand Junction, CO, the agency said. “This relocation strengthens our relationship with communities in the West by ensuring decision makers are living and working closer to the lands they manage for the American people. This effort will…

August 11, 2020
Colorado Governor Appoints Five-Member Oil, Natural Gas Commission as Part of Legislative Overhaul

Colorado Governor Appoints Five-Member Oil, Natural Gas Commission as Part of Legislative Overhaul

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has appointed the members of a new, professional, five-member Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to replace the former nine-member volunteer group. The creation and subsequent transformation of the COGCC was mandated by state Senate Bill (SB) 181, which Polis signed into law last year. The legislation overhauled regulations governing…

June 26, 2020
Colorado Petition in the Works to Prevent Natural Gas Ban, Ensure Consumer Choice

Colorado Petition in the Works to Prevent Natural Gas Ban, Ensure Consumer Choice

Whilemajor citiesand municipalities across the country have taken steps to phase out natural gas in various ways, Colorado’s Protect Colorado is collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to ensure consumer choice for energy is protected.

June 16, 2020
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