There has been a lot of discussion lately in the news and in the community about the possibility of a ballot measure that will increase the severance taxes oil and gas companies pay for the value of natural resources that are extracted from properties in the state of Colorado. What are severance taxes, and what would an increase mean to the oil and gas industry? These questions and more are answered in a fact sheet put out by the Office of State Planning and Budgeting, “The Oil and Gas Industry in Colorado“. The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission also has useful information on their “Frequently Requested Data” page.
Additional resources available through the State Publications Library and on the Internet that may be of interest:
- Estimated Local Economic Impacts of BLM Land Use Change on the Oil and Gas Industry: The Little Snake Resource Area Managment Plan— an economic development report from the CSU Cooperative Extension
- Oil and gas wells map of Colorado through 10/1/2005 (NR7.9/44)
- High altitude energy : a history of fossil fuels in Colorado (HED13.2/H53/2002)
- GIS data on Wells and oil and gas facilities