Colorado’s economic development head targets oil, gas permits
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – The state economic development director is focusing on shortening the time it takes to approve oil and gas permits, calling it “a job situation.”
Don Marostica says it takes too long to approve the drilling permits and is talking to oil and gas producers and state regulators.
Companies that opposed oil and gas regulations approved last year predicted that it would take longer to get permits. Williams Production spokeswoman Susan Alvillar says it recently took 100 days for approval of a well pad, a process that used take 60 to 70 days.
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Director Dave Neslin says much of the current problem is due to a backlog of permits filed to beat the new rules.
Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com