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Oil and gas production support: Colorado

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

The API has welcomed the call by Gov. Hickenlooper for the withdrawal of anti energy ballot measures in favour of a special commission to consider concerns about oil and natural gas development and the appropriate role for local communities in state energy decision.


API President and CEO, Jack Gerard said, ‘Colorado has some of the strongest oil and gas regulations in the country, and our industry has a history of working collaboratively with state regulators and local communities to protect the environment while promoting economic growth: to the tune of 200 000 jobs already supported by responsible energy production.

‘Short sighted initiatives that threaten responsible energy production and undermine job creation do a disservice to Coloradans who want a more reasoned discussion. Today’s call could clear the path for a more balanced an inclusive conversation that will preserve Colorado’s leading role in America’s energy revolution, and we look forward to participating in that dialogue.’

Adapted by Claira Lloyd

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