The Energy Council

The Energy Council is a nonprofit trade organization formed in 1998 to promote safe, responsible oil, natural gas, and CO2 development in Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, and Montezuma Counties. Individuals and company members work to strengthen relations with the community, increase public understanding, and participate in open discussions on important issues relative to the industry.



We utilize best management practices and innovative technology to develop and produce Oil, Natural Gas, and CO2.


Public Safety:

We protect our community by ensuring high environmental standards and providing consistent, reliable and affordable energy.


Environmental Stewards:

Our operators value and adhere to the comprehensive environmental standards set forth by the state, federal, and local governments to protect our community for generations to come.


Community Commitment:

We are committed to the community we operate in through generous philanthropy, scholarship programs, and by providing high-paying employment.



We partner with other Trade Organizations to ensure collective collaboration, a broader outreach and a deeper understanding of the industry.



As we move forward in the San Juan Basin, we commit to be forward thinking as our industry expands in exploration and development.

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Good Neighbor Pledge

Our Good Neighbor Pledge and Initiatives are an important part of who we are and how we do business.

“As we provide clean energy to America, the Energy Council and its members pledge to:

  • Protect public safety; Protect the environment; Respect the property rights of others.
  • We will be a good neighbor through the use of best management practices and appropriate technology.
  • We believe that being a good neighbor means open communication and we will work to improve understanding between Energy Council members and the landowners impacted by our operations.
  • We will work in a respectful, collaborative manner with the public officials and agencies that represent the community to assure continued responsible development of the valuable natural resources that benefit all Americans.”

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Advocating for the industry for over 20 years

Member Testimonials

“The Energy Council is there to bridge the informational gap between the industry and those who are closely impacted by the industry—which is everyone.  We all benefit from the resources and commodities that come from oil and gas; it’s not just heating our homes and driving our cars, it’s your heart valve, it’s the plastic in your eyeglasses, it’s the machines, resources, commodities that make life-saving surgeries possible in hospitals everywhere—whether or not the sun shines or the wind blows. The Energy Council is there to help defend the freedom that oil and gas give to people everywhere, whatever their status, politics, or understanding of the industry.”

Maralex Resources Inc.

Since Enduring Resources entered the San Juan Basin in 2017, the Energy Council has and continues to be a valuable resource for our ongoing operations. Energy Council has helped us build relationships with both industry and the local community and we appreciate the Energy Council helping us stay informed of regulatory changes from the local to national level.

Enduring Resources, LLC

Contact Us

P.O. Box 3833 | Durango, CO 81302