Hearing for oil, gas wells in Broomfield to be heard 350 miles away

Broomfield City Council members will ask the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission to move upcoming spacing application hearings from Durango to the Denver area.

The decision came Tuesday night after multiple residents voiced concern about applications filed by Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc., that were different from what the company has been promising verbally for months. The applications are set to be heard at a COGCC meeting in Durango in Sept. 11 and 12.

Durango is approximately 350 miles from Broomfield and close to a seven-hour drive.