Oil & Gas Regulations

The City of Brighton City Council voted  unanimously at the April 7, 2015 city council meeting to approve an ordinance amending oil and gas regulations to allow for the development of oil and gas resources within the city limits while mitigating potential impacts to Brighton’s groundwater resources. The regulations adopted were drafted in cooperation with the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of residents while providing a process for permitting oil and gas operations and facilities within the city.

To learn more about the regulations, or to download the application and related documents, please click on the links below:
 Final Ordinance 
 April 7, 2015 Press Release, "City Council adopts revised oil and gas regulations" 
 Oil and Gas Regulations Public Hearing (Staff Presentation)
Oil and Gas Production Facility Process Application rev 12/2015

Entering into an oil and gas lease is a private property matter.  Residents are encouraged to seek legal advice with regard to these types of letters that residents of Brighton may receive.  You can find a list of legal service providers specializing in oil and gas matters on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s (COGCC) website at: www.cogcc.state.co.us.