#033: The State of Oil & Gas in Colorado with Dan Haley

This week we’re bringing on someone from the Colorado Oil & Gas Association to talk about the state of the industry in Colorado. In this episode, Phil is joined by the President and CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association, Dan Haley. Dan and Phil talk about the Senate Bill 19-181 bill that was passed in 2019 and what it means for them. Dan expresses the need of voting and getting involved as someone who is in the oil and gas industry to make your voice heard. He also talks about how the pandemic has affected the industry in Colorado and what the Colorado molecule is. 

Here are some of the things you can look forward to in this episode:

  • What you need to know about Senate Bill 19-181
  • Why you need to vote and make your voice heard
  • How the pandemic has affected the oil and gas industry in Colorado


2:23 The key provisions for the Senate Bill 19-181
6:17 Who the commission is made up of 
9:20 Why they want to see the bill implemented 
12:24 Why you can’t just ignore politics
12:51 How COVID-19 has affected the industry in Colorado
15:54 What the Colorado molecule is
22:24 His thoughts on oil and gas and why you need to get involved

About Seth Whitehead:

Mr. Dan Haley serves as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association. As President, Mr. Haley is responsible for leading the industry in Colorado legislative, regulatory, and public relations matters.

Previously, he was Vice President of Communications, Development and Strategy at EIS Solutions, a public affairs firm where he served as a consultant for numerous corporate and political clients, including oil and gas interests. Prior to that, Mr. Haley spent more than 20 years in the communications field, including 13 years at The Denver Post, where he was the Editorial Page Editor. He also was Director of Corporate Communications for CoBank, a $100 billion bank headquartered in Denver.

A Colorado native, Mr. Haley has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Wyoming and sits on the Advisory Council to the USO Denver as well as the Colorado Advisory Committee for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.

Connect with Dan:

Colorado Oil and Gas Association 

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