Oil and Gas in Greeley
Development of oil and gas has taken place within Greeley city limits since the 1970’s and represents a unique type of land use. As a property right, mineral owners are allowed to access and extract the resource; these rights, however, are balanced against the rights of surface property owners. Surface owners and mineral rights owners may be the same, but often are not, particularly within newer areas of the city.
Additional information, including external resources, regulations, and public health considerations is available on our resource page.
Have questions about the operation of oil and gas facilities in Greeley? Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us at 970-350-9780.
Oil and Gas complaints
The COGCC has created a dedicated webpage that contains the following:
- A newly developed and easy to use tool to file a complaint online.
- Guidance for how to file a complaint. To be considered a formal complaint, all complaints are required to be in a written format.
- Questions and answers related to the complaint process, including what to expect and rights of the complainant.
- Guidance and tools to search for complaints already filed.
File a complaint with the COGCC
COGCC drilling permit notices
Oil and gas producers are required to receive a variety of permits from the State. When these are submitted to the State, notice of these permits is forwarded to the City of Greeley, to a designated contact known as the Local Government Designee.
Information about the types of permits is found at the Forms and Local Gov tabs from the COGCC website. For an explanation of 2 and 2A permits, please review the COGCC regulatory process document.
You can review all current and recent State Oil and Gas Notices sent to the City through the Local Government Designee process, which includes links to individual state permits and supporting documentation.
Oil and gas well sites
The City maps oil and gas well sites using real-time State data. The interactive ORIGIN mapping tool provides information on individual wells and the City’s Use by Special Review site permits. The City also generates a daily report of well counts. Please note that this data tracks individual boreholes. Because most pads contain multiple wells, the number of oil and gas well pad sites will be lower.
Oil and Gas Health Information and Response program
The Oil and Gas Health Information and Response program was created by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to respond to public concerns about health related to oil and gas activities. It will also gather up-to-date information about oil and gas activities, with a focus on health, and make it accessible to the public. It also provides links to up-to-date information about oil and gas activities, with a focus on health, and health resources. Information related to the 2018 study about potential health effects, as well as reviews of the study can be found on our 2018 Study Information page.