Frequently Asked Questions & Other Information

Industry and Information Links

State vs. Local Oil and Gas Regulation: Who's The Boss...

FAQ About Hydraulic Fracturing (PDF)

Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids - Composition and Additives

FAQ About Oil and Gas in Elbert County

Oil & Gas Regulation In Colorado: Developments During The 2013 Legislative Session

About Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas (EPA)

The Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle

How Well Do You Know Your Water Well? (PDF)

API Guidance/Best Practices Supporting Hydraulic Fracturing (PDF)

PATHWAY ANALYSIS AND RISK ASSESSMENT For Solids and Fluids Used In Oil and Gas Exploration and Production in Colorado by Quality Environmental Professional Associates (PDF)

FracFocus is the national hydraulic fracturing chemical registry. FracFocus is managed by the Ground Water Protection Council and Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, two organizations whose missions both revolve around conservation and environmental protection.The site was created to provide the public access to reported chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing within their area. http://fracfocus.org/

2011 State Review of Oil & Natural Gas Environmental Regulations (STRONGER)

About the STRONGER Process: During the late 1980s and early 1990s, a unique regulatory approach was developed by state, industry and environmental stakeholders, with assistance by the Federal government, to improve state oil and gas exploration and production environmental programs. The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) spearheaded a collaborative effort to benchmark state regulatory programs, develop recommended state program guidelines, address regulatory gaps identified by EPA in its 1988 regulatory determination, and establish a review process to evaluate state regulatory programs against those guidelines. The purpose of the state review process is to assist states in improving their oil and gas environmental regulatory programs. http://www.strongerinc.org/