Tag Archives: Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

New Limits On Oil And Gas Development?

Co-Oil-Gas-300It’s possible that voters in Colorado may see issues concerning oil and gas development on the ballot this November. Supporters of two Initiatives turned in their petitions to the Secretary of Sate yesterday. Both initiatives seek to stop or limit oil and gas development in the state by amending the Colorado constitution. Initiative 75 would move Continue reading

New Oil and Gas Rules Won’t have Much Impact

Co-Oil-Gas-300An analysis by state regulators shows new rules for oil and gas drilling near Colorado communities might have only limited impact, affecting as few as 1 percent of future sites. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which regulates drilling, is hold hearings on the proposals in Denver. The rules would give local Continue reading

Oil and Gas Commission sets New Flood Plain Rules

Co-Oil-Gas-300The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission yesterday unanimously approved new rules that outline requirements for operators with facilities located within floodplains. The new rules implement several of the recommendations contained in the Commission’s “Lessons Learned” report published in March 2014 following the Continue reading

Oil and Gas Commission Addresses Flooding

oil-and-gas-industry-300Colorado regulators are holding a public meeting on proposed new rules to keep oil and gas wells safer after the 2013 Front Range flood was blamed for spills. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission met with interested parties yesterday. The commission is scheduled to vote on the proposals on March 2nd. The Continue reading

Oil and Gas Commission Revamps Complaint Process

Co-Oil-Gas-300The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has announced a new, more streamlined process for handling public complaints related to oil and gas development. The new process makes it easier for the public to file complaints, and makes the agency’s process for addressing, closing and communicating Continue reading

Oil and Gas Commission Approves Rule Changes

Co-Oil-Gas-300The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission yesterday approved rule and policy changes that significantly increase penalties for operators violating Commission regulations. The rule changes are designed to further deter violations and encourage prompt compliance. They include increasing maximum daily penalty Continue reading

Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to Continue Rule Making Monday

Co-Oil-Gas-300The nine-member Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will continue its penalty and enforcement rulemaking Monday morning. The hearing will continue a rulemaking that began December 15th and 16th, when testimony was provided. That portion of the rulemaking is now closed and the Commission Continue reading