SB 109

Orphan Oil & Gas Well Prevention Act

This bill seeks to prevent orphan wells by prohibiting the issuance of well permits unless the applicant provides "plugging assurance." Plugging assurance must also be provided by owners of wells not producing in paying quantities. Plugging assurance is provided by a bond, a cash payment, or an escrow account in the actual amount needed to plug a well as determined by the Office of Oil & Gas

ISSUES: Clean Air, Climate, Pure Water

CWV Position: Supports

Status: Introduced 1/11/23, referred to Energy, Industry & Mining then to Finance