Oil & Gas In Your Neighborhood
Firestone is located in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, a subsurface, geologic formation containing significant deposits of oil, natural gas and other minerals. As a result, many wells exist within Firestone’s municipal boundaries.
Town staff and advisors are in close contact with local operators and the State of Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC), the agency that regulates oil and gas in Colorado. The COGCC has a "local government designee" program through which it communicates with municipalities and additionally Firestone has advisors consulting with the town on oil and gas issues.
The COGCC website includes an interactive mapping tool that allows the user to find pending wells that have started into the State permitting process, existing active wells, and wells that have been plugged and abandoned.
Always keep in mind that these sites are industrial in nature, contain combustible materials and other chemicals, contain mechanical equipment, and are often located on private property so please refrain from entering a well site. Please call 911 in the event of fire, explosion or similar emergencies.
For non-emergency concerns related to potential hazards, gas leaks or chemical spills, please contact the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District, COGCC, well operator and/or local government designee. Well sites should be clearly marked with the name and telephone number of the operating company.
Report any activities you observe including trespassing and vandalism to the Firestone Police Department, Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, or the well operator.
If you have concerns related to the location, construction or operation of an oil and/or gas well, contact the well operator, Firestone’s local government designee or advisor, or the COGCC representative. Well sites should be clearly marked with the name and telephone number of the operating company.
- Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
- Phone: 303-894-2100
- Fax: 303-894-2109
- Complaint: 888-235-1101
- Local Government Designee: Marty Ostholthoff, 720-508-4125
- Firestone Police Department Non-Emergency Number: 303-833-0811
- Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Non-Emergency Number: 303-833-2742
- Utility Locate: Colorado 811 or 1-800-922-1987
- In an emergency, call 9-1-1