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The Energy Council

is a nonprofit trade organization that promotes safe and responsible oil and natural gas development in La Plata County. Individual and company members work to build community relations, increase public understanding, and address public issues relative to the industry.

Gas Tap Safety : Gas Taps

Some landowners in the county have agreements with the gas and oil industry that allow for a direct supply of natural gas. This is commonly referred to as a "gas tap." Most often gas taps are only allowed for landowners that own both surface and mineral interests. These rights are typically limited to only the primary dwelling on the property. While there are national, state and county codes requiring landowners to properly install piping and connections for natural gas use, those codes are sometimes overlooked and safety becomes a critical issue.