Oil & Gas Operations
Moratorium & Regulation Update
Effective November 27, 2017, the Dacono City Council has approved a six-month moratorium on oil and gas development within the city. The moratorium was established to allow the City to update its regulations and review processes regarding oil and gas development. These regulations were last updated in 1996.
Large Oil and Gas Operations Coming to Dacono
Anadarko has purchased 500 acres of land in the City of Dacono for oil and Gas Development under various LLCs. While the City of Dacono values a balanced approach to allow oil and gas development, the location, density and use of the land purchased for oil and gas activity is unprecedented.
The City is currently negotiating an operator agreement to guarantee that best management practices are fundamental to Anadarko oil and gas operations with Dacono. Because Dacono will feel definite short-term and long-term impacts from the oil and gas operations, including a 16% reduction of developable land, our proposed agreement includes provisions that will positively impact our economy and way of life.
Operator Agreement Updates
- January 23, 2018: Draft Operator Agreement, Best Management Practices, Mitigation Plan and Projected Effects on Dacono from Anadarko Oil and Gas Development submitted to Anadarko.
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Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
- Why does the City of Dacono need to implement a moratorium to update regulations regarding oil and gas?
- Is the moratorium trying to ban oil and gas development in Dacono?
- Why was the moratorium issued now?
- Why does the moratorium only last six months? Can it be extended?
- Are current oil and gas sites allowed to continue operating while the moratorium is in place?