Colorado has the most comprehensive leak detection and repair program for oil and natural gas production in the country. Here are just some of the ways leaks are minimized:
- Infrared (IR) cameras, which allow regulators and companies to see emissions and leaks invisible to the naked eye.
- Companies also make use of the most technically-advanced monitoring equipment, including, but not limited to: vapor recovery, enclosed thermal oxidizers, multiple stage separation, lean-burn combustion technology, and solar-powered equipment.
- Comprehensive record keeping and monthly inspections at large facilities.