Oil and Gas Greenhouse Gas Stakeholder Process

Greenhouse Gas Intensity Verification Rule Development

The Colorado Air Pollution Control Division is developing an intensity verification rule to ensure a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas upstream operations. This program is part of the state’s mission to address climate change.

Intensity is a measure of greenhouse gas emissions over the amount of oil and gas produced in the form of energy. Oil and gas upstream operators must comply with new intensity requirements, which will decrease (cause more emission reductions) over the course of five years (2025 - 2030). This rulemaking defines how operators calculate their greenhouse gas intensity, monitor operations to ensure compliance, and account for all emissions from their operations.

Public Comment Opportunity

The Division has published for public review and comment:

Public comments are requested to be submitted no later than February 28, 2023. Send comments or questions through this form or via email to cdphe.commentsapcd@state.co.us using the subject line "GHG Intensity Verification".  Please include your name and organization, if applicable.

Past Public Meetings

  • Wednesday, October 5, 2022
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022
  • Thursday, November 17, 2022 
    • Community Engagement Meeting
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2022
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2022 
  • Saturday, January 7, 2023, 10 - 11:30 am ​​​​​
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2023​​​​​
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 10 - 11:30 am 
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 10:30 - 12:00 pm 

December 2021 Rule Revisions

On December 17, 2021, the Air Quality Control Commission adopted revised new requirements into Regulation 7, Part D and Regulation 22, Part B requiring reduction of greenhouse gas and other pollutant emissions from oil and gas industry sources. Visit the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission website for more information on the rulemaking. Visit the Colorado Air Quality Regulations website to review the revised regulations.

December 2021 Rule Stakeholder Meetings


Email: cdphe.commentsapcd@state.co.us 

Use subject line: "GHG Intensity Verification"