SB 19-181 Headed to Governor’s Desk and April COGCC Hearings Postponed

SB 19-181 Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations passed the Senate with the added House amendments this morning, April 3 by a vote of 19-16. It will now head to Governor Polis’ desk for his signature. You can read the bill here

Also the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission just posted this announcement:
“April Commission Hearing POSTPONED
Published: 04/03/2019
Today the Senate passed SB 181. SB 181 will become law once signed by the Governor, which we expect to happen soon. When SB 181 is signed into law the Commission itself will be reformed. To allow the Governor and his team time to conduct an evaluation of SB 181, the April hearing is postponed until sometime in May. When we have more information about the next hearing we will communicate those details to you. In the meantime, we appreciate your understanding as we work through these details.”

The forced pooling hearings for Huron South (Interchange Pads) and United South (United Pad) were scheduled for the April COGCC Hearings. However, under the current COGCC Rule 530, Extraction can begin to drill before they secure all the mineral rights in a spacing unit.