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OIL AND GAS AND GARFIELD COUNTY Presented To – Northwest Colorado Oil & Gas Forum February 9, 2004 Presented By - Doug Dennison, Oil & Gas Auditor.

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1 OIL AND GAS AND GARFIELD COUNTY Presented To – Northwest Colorado Oil & Gas Forum February 9, 2004 Presented By - Doug Dennison, Oil & Gas Auditor

2 2 February 9, 2004 Outline Oil & Gas Industry in Garfield County 2003 Complaint Summary Initiatives Questions

3 3 February 9, 2004 Oil & Gas Industry in Garfield County Most drilling activity in Colorado –As of 01/30/04, 26 out of 53 drilling rigs operating in Colorado were in Garfield County

4 4 February 9, 2004 Oil & Gas Industry in Garfield County (cont.) APDs submitted –CY 2003 = 580 –CY 2004 (as of 02/05/04) = 76 –Projected for 2004 = >790 Over 1,600 active wells Over 300 new natural gas wells drilled during 2003 with over 500 planned for 2004

5 5 February 9, 2004 Oil & Gas Industry in Garfield County (cont.) Third highest natural-gas producing county –Production estimated at over 500 million cubic feet (mmcf)/day – and growing Oil production is minimal –Approximately 900 barrels/day –Primarily a byproduct of gas production

6 6 February 9, Summary of Complaints Complaints Received 4/1/03 – 12/31/03 CategoryNumber of Complaints Odors/Air Quality23 Traffic19 Facility Location/Size14 Dust/Roads12 Private Property Damage11 Water Concerns10 Noise10 Other8 Leaks/Spills7 Lights/Visual5 Trash4

7 7 February 9, 2004 Initiatives Workshop for proposed members on 2/10/04 to discuss GarCo Energy Advisory Board Pursuing energy impact grant funds to establish air-quality monitoring program Assisting local emergency responders and industry in assessing HAZMAT capabilities and training needs Pursuing additional resources for educational opportunities for public

8 8 February 9, 2004 For More Information Garfield County Oil & Gas Auditor –Doug Dennison Phone Fax Cell County Website –www.garfield-county.com –Click on “Oil & Gas Liaison” under “County Departments”


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