Oil and Gas Development

Under the law of the State of Colorado, local governments cannot prohibit oil and gas development within their jurisdiction, nor can local governments prohibit hydraulic fracturing. The Colorado Supreme Court has held that most regulatory aspects of oil and gas development are preempted by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) and beyond the authority of local governments. The city's goal is to develop strategy and legally permissible tools that best reflect Broomfield's community values. In order to accomplish the best outcome, Broomfield will work with the community as well as work with any current operators in the city and COGCC. This web page is to inform residents of upcoming meetings, past actions, resources and maps of current well sites. 

Oil and Gas Regulations


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Happening Now .................................................................

Press Release: Broomfield Requests Oil and Gas Inspections and Emergency Plans From Local Operators

Comprehensive Planning Update Committee
Oil and Gas Activities Update


Upcoming Meetings:

  • July 27 - Committee Meeting - 6 p.m., HHS Building (100 Spader Way)
  • August 3 - TBD


Recent Events


May 11, 2017 - Letter from Mayor Ahrens to Governor Hickenlooper

At the February 28 City Council meeting, Broomfield City Councilmembers voted to indefinitely postpone a vote on an oil and gas moratorium. 

The 12 member Broomfield Comprehensive Planning Update Committee to address oil & gas issues was also appointed at the council meeting and they will begin meeting this month. 

Extraction Oil & Gas Proposal

Oil and Gas Drilling History

Crestone Peak Resources Operating LLC 




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