Energy industry not impressed by leasing plans

The prospect of using master-leasing plans in Grand Junction has environmental organizations enthused, but the energy industry is less than impressed, worrying that access to minerals is at…


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And yet just yesterday the Sentinel reported that WPX was ramping up its Piceance Basin efforts, and already had 180,000 acres leased and ready to drill, predicted it would stay busy for decades…  Methinks WS-COGA doth protest too much.

The West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association neither protests nor supports Master Leasing Plans and prefers to assess applicability on a case-by-case basis.  Generally, WSCOGA is less concerned about specific tools the agency uses in its planning process and care more about actual outcomes and preserving the integrity of lease contracts.

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