Natural Gas

 

Rig drilling for natural gas in western Colorado near nine of the nation's largest natural gas fields.Colorado is the seventh largest gas producer, has the third largest gas reserves, and has the largest reserves of coalbed methane in the nation. The state has parts, or all, of five of the top 25 natural gas fields in the United States. About 40% of our natural gas is produced from coal seams –coalbed methane. Fifty nine percent of our production is exported to other states.Virtually all of the natural gas wells drilled in Colorado require hydraulic-fracture stimulation in order to produce commercial volumes of gas.Fact Sheet:Association of American State Geologists: Hydraulic Fracturing
Top Natural Gas Fields in Colorado Ranked by Production

Fields listed by national ranking on the 2008 Energy Information Agency’s (EIA) “Top 100 U.S. Fields Ranked by Gas Production”

Ranking Field State(s)
2 San Juan Basin Gas Area CO & NM
10 Grand Valley CO
11 Wattenberg CO
16 Raton Basin Gas Area CO & NM
19 Rulison CO
22 Mamm Creek CO
29 Parachute CO
42 Piceance Creek CO
89 Brush Creek CO
90 Sulfur Creek CO
91 Vega CO
95 Trail Ridge CO
97 Buzzard Creek CO

 

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Top Natural Gas Fields in Colorado Ranked by Reserves

Fields listed by national ranking on the 2008 Energy Information Agency’s (EIA) “Top 100 U.S. Fields Ranked by Gas Reserves”

Ranking Field State(s)
2 San Juan Basin Gas Area

CO & NM

9 Wattenberg

CO

15 Raton Basin Gas Area

CO & NM

11 Grand Valley CO
21 Parachute CO
22 Mamm Creek CO
29 Rulison CO
42 Piceance Creek CO
57 Buzzard Creek CO
61 Sulfur Creek CO
64 Trail Ridge CO
82 Brush Creek CO
87 Vega CO

For the full list of Top 100 Fields,click here