The energy industry’s impact on Colorado’s economy is profound by any measure. The state has approximately 47,000 direct jobs in oil and gas. The sectors had a total economic output in 2014 of $29 billion, which constituted 7 percent of Colorado’s total GDP that year. Use of natural gas in the state has resulted in an average annual energy bill savings for consumers of $1,500.
So the state of the energy industry made it a ripe topic for a CLE panel hosted Sept. 6 by Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Women’s Leadership Initiative. Each panelist brought different expertise to the discussion to give perspective on the current state of the energy industry and its future.
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