Oil & Gas 360® has learned that the Colorado Supreme Court will hear the opening briefs for Martinez v. COGCC (docket number 2017SC297) on April 2, 2018.

It’s a meaningful case because the outcome could force a change to the criteria which Colorado’s oil and gas regulator—the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC)—must use when approving or denying permits for oil and gas companies to drill wells, develop acreage and produce oil and gas in the state.

With post-downturn production taking off in the DJ Basin—anchored by do...

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