Top 10 Fracking Facts
There are a lot of myths about fracking and most Coloradans admit to not knowing or understanding what it involves. We’re here to change that.
Is Fracking Regulated?
By Jim Martin, FMR EPA Administrator
Is fracking in Colorado regulated? As a former regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), I can tell you without hesitation, the answer is yes.
How Does Fracking Work?
Fracking is a 3-5 days process that unlocks oil and natural gas typically trapped more than a mile beneath the earth’s surface.
U.S. Energy Security: A Welcome New World
By Jim Davis, FMR Chief of Colorado Public Safety and Homeland Security
See how fracking is boosting U.S. energy security in today’s rapidly changing geo-political landscape.
Top Ways Fracking Operators Conserve Water
By Ken Knox, Ph.D, Senior Advisor and Engineer of Water Resources, Noble Energy
Find out how fracking operators work with local communities to conserve Colorado’s water supply.
Why Are Gas Prices Falling?
What’s the connection between fracking and falling gas prices? Here’s is everything you need to know.
Where Does Fracking Take Place?
Fracking typically occurs between 1 and 2 miles underground, over 6,000 feet beneath Colorado’s water table.
What is Fracking?
Need an easy explanation for what fracking is? Check out our brief description and then watch Fracking 101 to understand how it works.
3 Takeaways from Colorado’s Oil and Gas Task Force
By Jon Haubert
The Oil and Gas Task Force’s recommendations ensure fracking and responsible oil and natural gas development can continue to coexist alongside Colorado’s communities and environment.
Colorado House Bill 13-1278 requires energy companies to report spills—regardless of whether any soil or water was affected.
What’s in Fracking Fluid?
Fracking fluid is 99.5% water and sand. 0.5% is made up of safe chemical additives, most of which are found in common household products
Is There a Required Distance Between Fracking and Homes or Schools?
Colorado has the most stringent setback rules in the Rockies, requiring wells to be at least 500 ft from a residence and 1,000 ft from high occupancy buildings.
95% of Wells in the U.S. are Fracked
Fracking has been safely used for over 60 years in Colorado, making it a responsible form of energy production.
Fracking Rules are Nothing Without Referees
By Mitch Unrein
Just like in football—do something wrong out in the oil field, you’re going to get penalized.
Improving Air Quality
The oil and natural gas industry, environmental groups, and the Hickenlooper Administration teamed up to pass the strictest air quality laws in the U.S.