New state rules will create first-ever public mapping of underground oil, gas lines

The Denver Post: The first major set of tougher regulations mandated by a sweeping overhaul of Colorado’s oil and gas rules won approval Thursday with adoption of changes intended to better map thousands of miles of underground oil and gas lines.

The rules approved by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission include new requirements for testing and ensuring the integrity of flow lines and making sure out-of-use lines are shut down properly. The regulations will help implement a new law that prioritizes public health, safety and the environment when making decisions about oil and gas development.

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