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Extraction Pipeline Risk Analysis Released By City After September 2018 Request to Extraction

The City Staff released Extraction’s long-awaited Pipeline Risk Analysis today.  It is the result of Best Management Practice (BMP) 3 in Exhibit B of the Operator Agreement which reads, “If requested by the City, Operator will conduct a risk analysis to identify potential risks associated with pipelines and the measures implemented that are intended to mitigate such risks.”  The…

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Comprehensive Oil and Gas Bill Passes Third Reading in Senate and Headed to the House

On Wednesday morning, SB 19-181 passed its third reading with a 19-15-1 vote in the Senate and is headed to the House. According to co-prime sponsor Sen. Mike Foote, the amendments added last night “do not change the core of the bill regarding either local control or COGCC reform.” You can read the bill and the amendments here https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb19-181…

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COGCC Approves Extraction Forced Pooling Order: WOGc Considers Next Steps

With a vote of 5-1 by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) Commissioners, the COGCC approved Extraction’s forced pooling order of Lowell South (Livingston Pad) over the protest of Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee (WOGc) on March 12.  This COGCC hearing was held at the order of Judge R. Brooke Jackson from the February 12 hearing on…

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City to Hold Community Meeting on Risk Assessment for Extraction Operations in Broomfield

On Friday, March 22 from 5:00-6:30 p.m, Council will hold a Community Meeting on Risk Assessment for Extraction Operations in Broomfield.  The risk assessment was conducted for Broomfield by DNV GL USA (DNV-GL).  Written questions are encouraged but must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 18 via email to oilandgas@broomfield.org.   According to the City, the panelists will…

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Reverse Setbacks Amendment Second Reading at March 12 Council Meeting

During Item 11a at the March 12 Council Meeting, the public can make comments on the second reading of Ordinance No. 2076 Amending the Broomfield Subdivision Regulations to Increase Setbacks from Oil and Gas Wells.  Over seven months ago, Council began consideration of this amendment when it was set aside and not included in the Oil and Gas Regulations…

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Adams 12 School Board Signed Mineral Lease Offer for Coyote Ridge Elementary

The Adams 12 School Board signed a 3 year lease with Ferrari Energy for its minerals under Coyote Ridge after a unanimous Board vote at its January 16 meeting.  Subsequently, Adams 12 dropped its forced pooling protest of Extraction’s Lowell South Spacing Unit (Livingston Pad).  Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee is going forward with its forced pooling protest at…

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WOGc Requests Your Support on Tuesday, March 12 as Broomfield Issues Dominate at the COGCC

Broomfield oil and gas issues will be the focus of the ENTIRE day at the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) on Tuesday, March 12, including the unprecedented forced pooling protest hearing by the Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee (WOGc).  The COGCC even moved the hearings to a larger venue in anticipation of a big crowd.  Can you…

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Comprehensive Oil and Gas Bill Passes Senate Appropriations Committee and Headed to Senate Floor

By a 6-4 vote, SB 19-181 passed in the Senate Appropriations Committee at about 9 am Friday morning and was referred next to the Senate Floor for a vote.  The vote to move the bill to the floor from Senate Appropriations was: Yes- Sen. Rachel Zenzinger (D), Sen. Dominick Moreno (D), Sen. Mike Foote (D), Sen. Julie Gonzales (D),…

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