Oil & Gas Industry Braces For Regulatory Crackdown

Colorado oil and gas drillers are set to see increased regulatory scrutiny after a highly-anticipated study found that drilling sites pose health risks to people who live in close proximity. The study used emissions data near oil and gas operations and found that estimated exposure to several dozen volatile organic compounds (VOCs) was below health guidelines. However, it found that some chemicals – such as benzene, toluene and ethyltoluenes – may cause short-term health risks for people living between 300 and 2,000 feet of an oil and…