COGCC to map state’s flow lines for first time

GREELEY — After a rulemaking session in Greeley, the state’s oil and gas regulators will map Colorado’s estimated 17,000 miles of underground oil and gas flow lines for the first time in history.

The Denver Post reports the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will make the map available for safety reasons, years after a leaking line caused a home explosion in Firestone that killed two people. Regulators are making the rule change despite protests from the oil and gas industry, which believes a public map will make those flow lines vulnerable to vandalism.

GREELEY — After a rulemaking session in Greeley, the state’s oil and gas regulators will map Colorado’s estimated 17,000 miles of underground oil and gas flow lines for the first time in history.

The Denver Post reports the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will make the map available for safety reasons, years after a leaking line caused a home explosion in Firestone that killed two people. Regulators are making the rule change despite protests from the oil and gas industry, which believes a public map will make those flow lines vulnerable to vandalism.