News & Alerts

  • May 29, 2019 COGCC RELEASES NEW GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS TO IMPLEMENT SB19-181

    On May 29, 2019, the COGCC released two Guidance Documents addressing updated Hearings and Permit Applications Guidance, and new Form 2 and 2A Local Government Information Guidance. The Guidance Documents, which are available on the COGCC website, provide important information on Forms 2, 2A, Drilling and Spacing Unit applications, Rule 318A Wellbore Spacing Units, and

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  • May 21, 2019 COGCC HOLDS FIRST HEARING WITH NEW COMMISSION AND PRESENTS TENTATIVE RULEMAKING SCHEDULE

    On May 21, 2019, the new 9-member volunteer Commission met for the first time. In addition to public comment, the Director and Staff gave presentations regarding upcoming Rulemakings and also provided a general orientation to the new Commission. A list of the tentative schedule of Rulemakings is below, which is subject to change as the Rulemakings progress:

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  • May 17, 2019 GOVERNOR POLIS ANNOUNCES NEW COLORADO OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION

    On May 17, 2019, Governor Polis announced the new Oil and Gas Commission, which will meet on May 21, 2019 for its first hearing. Members of the Commission now include: Effective May 17, 2019 for a term expiring July 1, 2020: Brenda Haun of Grover, Colorado, to serve as an agricultural production or royalty member,

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  • May 16, 2019 COGCC ADOPTS 16 OBJECTIVE CRITERIA REQUIRED BY SB19-181

    On May 16, 2019, COGCC Director Robbins held an Operator Meeting to present the adopted Director Objective Criteria required by SB19-181. These Criteria will be formally utilized to continue to hold Forms 2, 2A and other permits for additional Director review if the permit falls into any one or more of the 16 Criteria. In

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  • May 9, 2019 COGCC REDLINE OF 500-SERIES AMENDMENTS RELEASED FOR JUNE 17-18, 2019 RULEMAKING HEARING

    On May 9, 2019, COGCC Hearing Manager Mimi Larsen issued draft revisions to the COGCC 500-Series Rules for a June 17-18, 2019 Rulemaking hearing. The intent of this first Rulemaking is to incorporate Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) as decision-makers at the Commission level, and to codify the evidentiary requirements of spacing and pooling applications from SB19-181. The

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