IS-86 Colorado Mineral and Energy Industry Activities 2022-2023


The next edition of our annual Colorado Mineral and Energy Industry Activities report is ready for download. This edition is based primarily on 2022 production data, with some additional information from 2021, and provides a comprehensive overview of Colorado’s energy and mineral resource production. 28 pages. Digital PDF download. IS-86D

From the Executive Summary:

The Colorado Geological Survey (CGS) estimates the total value of 2022 mineral and energy fuels production in Colorado to be $30.53 billion, a ~49% increase from the 2021 estimate of $20.51 billion mainly due to higher average prices for oil and natural gas. In 2022, the top commodities produced in terms of production value include: oil, natural gas, coal, molybdenum, gold, sand and gravel, cement, industrial gases (carbon dioxide), and crushed rock. Oil and natural gas production accounted for ~90% of Colorado’s total mineral and energy production value in 2022.