Energy Leadership in Colorado

Colorado’s Oil and Natural Gas Industry is Leading the Way

Colorado’s oil and natural gas industry is committed to being the leader for responsible energy development. From investing in new, innovative technologies, to lowering emissions, to supporting local communities, our state is a model for the nation.

Check out how the companies that make up Colorado’s oil and natural gas industry are leading the way in environmental responsibility by cutting emissions, investing in innovative technologies, and supporting local business and nonprofits.


Occidental has set a target to reach net-zero emissions associated with its operations before 2040 and an ambition to achieve net-zero emissions associated with the use of its products by 2050. This means reduced Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions here in Colorado, across the U.S., and the world.

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Chevron’s commitment to invest $3 billion in innovative carbon reduction projects, renewables and low-carbon technologies through 2028 will help provide even cleaner energy and help support communities across the globe, including right here in Colorado.

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Headquartered in Denver, PDC Energy operations feature a robust air quality compliance monitoring program that utilizes state-of-the-art optical gas imaging cameras to help reduce emissions. Since 2019, PDC has reduced methane emissions 32% and is on track to reduce methane emissions even further by 70% from 2020 levels by 2030.

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Founded almost 20 years ago, Denver-based Bayswater is one of the first energy companies to have continuous air monitoring at nearly all their Colorado operations. Using new continuous air monitoring sensors and software tracking technology, verified by an independent Colorado-based third party, Bayswater goes “far beyond what state rules require about emissions and well-site protections,” according to the Denver Business Journal.

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Headquartered right here in Colorado, DCP Midstream raised and contributed over $1 million to support nonprofit causes in 2020. These efforts help support local communities far and wide, including right here in Colorado.

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Headquartered in Denver, Liberty is a pioneer for innovative energy development technologies. Liberty’s ‘Quiet Fleet’ reduces noise up to three times compared to normal levels, while other technological upgrades allow some operations to use natural gas fuel instead of diesel, lowering emissions.

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