Colorado

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
Colorado Governor Hails Oil, Natural Gas Wellbore Integrity Rules as Nation’s ‘Most Protective’ for Groundwater

Colorado Governor Hails Oil, Natural Gas Wellbore Integrity Rules as Nation’s ‘Most Protective’ for Groundwater

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) on Wednesday adopted protective wellbore integrity rules that Gov. Jared Polis called “the most protective standards in the nation in terms of protecting groundwater in the development of oil and gas.”

June 12, 2020
Colorado Adopts Nation’s ‘Strongest’ Wellbore Integrity Rules to Protect Groundwater

Colorado Adopts Nation’s ‘Strongest’ Wellbore Integrity Rules to Protect Groundwater

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) on Wednesday adopted protective wellbore integrity rules that Gov. Jared Polis called “the most protective standards in the nation in terms of protecting groundwater in the development of oil and gas.”

June 11, 2020
Colorado Following Several States in Transportation Electrification Legislation

Colorado Following Several States in Transportation Electrification Legislation

Xcel Energy and Black Hills Energy, Colorado’s two investor-owned utilities, filed applications last week seeking to support plans for widespread electrification of transportation.

May 20, 2020
Colorado’s Boulder County Extends Moratorium on Oil, Gas Permitting, Seismic Testing

Colorado’s Boulder County Extends Moratorium on Oil, Gas Permitting, Seismic Testing

Boulder’s Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has extended the existing moratorium on accepting and processing new oil and gas development applications and on seismic testing to July 31.

March 4, 2020

Low Natural Gas Pricing Aids Record Carbon Reduction for Minnesota Utility Xcel Energy

Low natural gas prices helped further Xcel Energy in its quest to deliver 100% carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050, with the utility recording its largest single-year decline in emissions in 2019.

February 27, 2020
Black Hills Natural Gas Consolidation Plans Hit Bump in Colorado

Black Hills Natural Gas Consolidation Plans Hit Bump in Colorado

A Colorado regulatory judge has recommended Black Hills Corp.’s multi-state efforts to consolidate natural gas operations into a single utility be denied.

February 11, 2020

Colorado Anti-Drilling Group Eyes Another Six Ballot Initiatives

Six would-be ballot measures aimed at restricting oil and natural gas development were submitted to the Colorado Secretary of State on Tuesday by an anti-drilling group that sponsored a failed measure in 2018.

January 9, 2020

Colorado Air Regulators Propose Cracking Down on Oil, Gas Wellsite Emissions

Colorado regulators on Thursday moved to expand oversight on oil and natural gas wellsites by proposing to step up inspections and place limits on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

December 20, 2019
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