The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) last week launched a review on performance-based regulation in response to a new state law signed by the governor earlier this year.
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The U.S. government has missed out on billions of dollars of revenue from overly generous and outdated terms for oil and gas leases on federal land in Colorado, according to a report by the Taxpayers for Common Sense advocacy group.
As a first in a series of steps required under state Senate Bill 181, Colorado regulators on Thursday adopted protective flowline rules for mapping and abandoning flowlines linked to more than 16,000 oil and gas wells.
Changes to the way oil and natural gas drilling is permitted in Colorado may lead to “significant delays” in permitting and other necessary approvals for developing the Wattenberg field in the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin, according to PDC Energy Inc. management.
Incomplete and unsafe abandonment of natural gas well flow lines, as well as local rules that allowed homes to be built on or adjacent to a former production field with incomplete documentation contributed to two deaths in April 2017 when a home exploded in Firestone, CO, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) plans to bolster oil and natural gas drilling regulations in response to a health study by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
As planned, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) is proposing to beef up oversight of oil and gas flowlines following a tragic incident in Firestone two years ago.
The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) submitted last Thursday a request for a hearing on proposals that would impact air emissions associated with oil and gas production, changes the industry was quick to challenge.
Denver-Julesburg Basin pure-play PetroShare Corp., which filed for voluntary bankruptcy last week, said Colorado’s uncertain regulatory environment has made it more difficult to attract capital investments.
Oil and gas industry groups in Colorado were swift in rebuking rules adopted this week by Adams County, describing them as “unreasonable” and “hasty.”