Colorado Oil/Gas Board to Decide on Two Local Rules

Decisions on proposals to turn two of the governor’s local control task force recommendations into statewide rules are scheduled to be made Monday when the Colorado Oil/Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) reconvenes hearings that began last fall on the proposed rules.

January 22, 2016

Colorado Oil/Gas Groups Urge Regulators to Follow Local Control Recommendations

Representatives from the oil and natural gas industry on Tuesday urged the Colorado Oil/Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) not to go beyond the recommendations of a statewide governor’s task force on ways COGCC can implement a measure of greater local control over industry activities in cities and counties.

November 17, 2015

Colorado Regulators Move Ahead on Two Local Control Rulemakings

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) will hold hearings Monday and Tuesday in Denver to hammer out new rules to implement two recommendations made early this year by Gov. John Hickenlooper’s statewide local control task force (see Shale Daily, Feb. 25).

November 13, 2015

PG&E Marks Milestone in Pipeline Safety Improvements

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has checked off the 10th of 12 recommendations from federal regulators leveled at the combination utility four years ago after the San Bruno natural gas transmission pipeline explosion and other shortcomings exposed in its gas operations.

May 29, 2015

Colorado Oil & Gas Local Issues Task Force Leaves Unfinished Business

In a minority report, the recently concluded 21-member Colorado statewide task force looking at local control issues for oil and natural gas activities has left a wide array of unfinished business captured in 24 recommendations that failed to receive two-thirds votes. They are part of the final report, but not part of the nine recommendations being passed on for implementation.

March 5, 2015
Two Local Control Recommendations Sent to Colorado Legislature

Two Local Control Recommendations Sent to Colorado Legislature

Two proposals for strengthening state-local oversight of oil/natural gas development that were approved by a Colorado task force were sent to the state legislature for consideration Friday, a spokesperson for Gov. John Hickenlooper told NGI’sShale Daily.

March 3, 2015

Colorado Local Issues Task Force Nears Finish Line

The 21-member Colorado governor’s task force examining legislative proposals for local control of oil/natural gas issues is huffing and puffing as it nears the finish line. Final recommendations are expected Friday.

February 24, 2015

Governor Broadens Mandate For Colorado Oil/Gas Task Force

As the final meeting for polishing recommendations approaches, Colorado’s oil and gas stakeholder task force, which is examining local control issues, has received broadened guidelines from Gov. John Hickenlooper.

February 5, 2015
Legislative Solution to Colorado Local Control Issues Unlikely

Legislative Solution to Colorado Local Control Issues Unlikely

As the deadline nears for a governor’s task force to make legislative recommendations for Colorado’s oil/natural gas local control issues, the prospects for solutions look as dim as ever.

January 23, 2015

Dallas Leaders Weighing Well Setbacks, Controversial Drilling Permits

City of Dallas officials are inching toward a conclusion to the long-running debate over how large to make the buffer zone around would-be well sites within the city. One proposal could effectively prevent drilling within the city limits, an industry advocate said.

August 27, 2013
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