Oil & Gas Operations

Town of Erie Oil and Gas Operations

Oil and gas is a top priority in the Town of Erie. We continue to work together and establish those priorities with Town staff, citizens, legal teams, experts and professionals, other municipalities, the State, and the oil and gas industry as we protect Erie citizens’ health and safety.

Temporary Moratorium

On June 23, 2020, the Board of Trustees extended the temporary moratorium on the acceptance, processing and approval of any applications under the Unified Development Code related to oil and gas exploration, extraction and related operations; until December 28, 2020 to adopt updated regulations as authorized under Senate Bill 19-181. The previous order would have expired on July 28, 2020.

Senate Bill 19-181

On April 3, 2019, the Senate passed SB 19-181. The Governor signed SB 19-181 into law on April 16, 2019. SB 19-181 ensures that oil and gas development and operations in Colorado are regulated in a manner that protects public health, safety, welfare, the environment and wildlife resources. For more information visit the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Senate Bill 19-181 webpage.

Explore the Interactive Maps

You can query locations from the map in addition to receiving email and text notifications of oil and gas activity in the Town each year.

2021 Oil and Gas Activity
2020 Oil and Gas Activity
2019 Oil and Gas Activity

Subscribe to Oil and Gas Notifications

The Town of Erie has added “Oil & Gas Operations” to the online Notify Me menu providing an opportunity to subscribe to receive email and/or text alerts related to oil & gas activities in Erie.

View the archive of all oil and gas notifications that have been sent to the Town of Erie Oil and Gas subscribers.

Contact Us

Questions and commentary can be sent to erieoilandgas@erieco.gov.