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Oil & Gas Operations
Colorado is well-known for its natural resources and history of oil and gas exploration. Like other local governments, Commerce City strives to balance the needs of industry with municipal growth and development. 

The city's land development code and participation in the state's local government designee program offers a layered approach to protect the interests of the community and the rights of private developers.

Oil and Gas Activity Commerce City Area MapOil & Gas Supply
There are numerous permitted oil and gas well sites within and adjacent to Commerce City. Many of the wells have been established since the late 1970s.

Learn more about the history of oil and gas development within the city and the amended city regulations that govern development.

Xcel Energy - Cherokee Natural Gas Pipeline and Generating Station Re-powering Project
Xcel Energy is installing 34 miles of new, 24-inch steel, high-pressure natural gas transmission pipeline from a new Fort Lupton natural gas metering facility to the Cherokee Generating Station. Construction on the pipeline begins in Feb. 2014 and has an anticipated in-service date of Oct. 2014. Work will occur in Adams and Weld counties and the cities of Brighton, Commerce City and Fort Lupton.

Pipeline route map

Hotline: 1-888-510-3644

Operational Issues / Concerns
Jim Precup
State Environmental Inspector
Ph: (303) 892-2100

Adams County Public Works Department
Gordon Stevens
Construction Inspector
Ph: (720) 523-6827

Commerce City
Chris Cramer
Community Development Director
Ph: (303) 289-3678