Please Write: No Explosion Root Cause Means No Drilling Permits or CDP Approval

Are you concerned that the root cause of the Dec. 22 Extraction Stromberger well explosion is not known, yet the COGCC is not going to require further reporting by Extraction and is continuing to review Extraction’s drilling permits?  If so, take two actions… 1) Write the City and ask them to insist on information on the root cause of…

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COGCC Not Requiring Any Additional Reporting for Extraction Stromberger Well Explosion

The State COGCC has told the City that the COGCC will not require any additional reporting from Extraction Oil and Gas regarding their Dec. 22 Stromberger Well Pad explosion.  This is despite the fact that there was no determination of a cause in Extraction’s Feb. 23 report to the COGCC.  The City and citizens have been very vocal in…

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Council Formally Supports Colorado House Bills on Forced Pooling Changes and Incident Reporting

With unanimous votes, Council agreed to support Colorado House Bill 18-1289 on forced pooling changes for government entities and HB 18-1157, a bill to increase transparency around oil field accidents and injuries.  Mayor Ahrens will testify on behalf of the City for both bills at the House Transportation and Energy Committee on March 14th at 1:30 p.m. The vote…

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Add One More Safety Concern Based on Extraction Berthoud Accident

Extraction’s horizontal well drilling near the area of an improperly plugged well caused a spill on October 29 in Berthoud, CO, according to a March 8 article in the Reporter-Herald based on a newly published COGCC accident report last week.  The Extraction well was actually over 3000 feet away from the accident site, where a surprised landowner found chemical-laden…

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Please Submit Safety Concerns to State COGCC on Drilling Permits By April 1

Broomfield, thank you for coming through in submitting your concerns to the State (COGCC) for the Livingston and Interchange Pads, and for the first batch of 18 drilling permits (officially known as applications for permit to drill or APDs).  Each of the 84 wells that Extraction plans to drill in Broomfield will require a drilling permit.  There is now…

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Broomfield’s March 7 Letter to Extraction on the Comprehensive Drilling Plan

In a 3/7/18 letter to Extraction Oil and Gas titled “Broomfield’s Response to Extraction’s January 22, 2018, letter regarding the Comprehensive Drilling Plan,” the City states that it can’t approve the Comprehensive Drilling Plan (CDP) until Extraction addresses 40 pages of comments from the following divisions:  Planning, Engineering, Open Space and Trails, Traffic, Health, and Emergency. Included in Exhibit…

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Invitation for Conversation: Oil & Gas with the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem March 16 5:15 pm

Ever feel like you are making Citizen Comments to a brick wall at Council meetings since no Council member can directly respond to you?  Frustrated that you write to Council members but don’t receive a reply?  This is your chance to have your concerns heard and directly hear their responses, in a conversational format which will hopefully provide everyone…

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Thank You for Citizen Comments on COGCC Permits; Additional Permits Posted on March 2

A tremendous thank you to all the Broomfield and Adams County residents who posted comments on the Livingston and Interchange Pad COGCC drilling permits before the March 1 deadline.  There is no indication that there was a change in their COGCC status on March 2, as could have been possible for the Livingston Pad. Given all of the difficulties…

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Crestone Files for New Oil and Gas Development with City; Additional Updates From Feb. 27 Council Meeting

Considering it was a Council meeting with no oil and gas items formally listed on the agenda, there was a lot of oil and gas news at the Feb. 27 Council Meeting.   The relevant news occurred during the Attorney’s Report, Manager’s Report and Citizen Comments.  Here is a summary of 11 oil and gas items: 1) Extraction filed a…

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