Time Machine Tuesday: Oil and Gas Fields of Colorado

Most Coloradans know that oil and gas production has skyrocketed in Colorado, but a 1975 resource from the Colorado Geological Survey illustrates the industry’s development visually and using statistics. Oil and Gas Fields of Colorado includes two parts: a map, and a book of statistical data. You can see how much the industry has expanded by comparing the 1975 map to a current map courtesy of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. COGCC also has data files to compare with the 1975 statistics.

Oil and gas fields, 1975
Oil and gas fields today