Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Colorado’s top oil and gas regulator says the state has about 2,000 active wells for every inspector and would need to add one inspector a year to keep up with recent trends.
The nearly 92,000 gallons of oil and polluted water that spilled from storage tanks during last fall’s catastrophic Colorado flood have washed away without a trace, but future floods could be more damaging, state regulators said Monday.
Oil and gas regulators are discussing whether to create new rules after more than a dozen spills of petroleum products were blamed on major flooding last September.
Recent earthquakes in Colorado and elsewhere were induced by a drilling procedure to dispose of wastewater, federal geologists planned to argue in a report announced Wednesday.