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Southern Ute Tribe Department of Energy

Who We Are

The Department of Energy ensures that members of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe receive maximum benefit from energy and mineral resources located on the Southern Ute reservation. The organization is responsible for minimizing the impact of the extraction of these resources on the natural and cultural environment.

Accounting Division - Tracks money received from natural gas production and conducts audits to ensure the SUIT receives the correct amounts which are legally due.

Land Division - Works with various kinds of contracts that link the oil and gas industry to the Southern Ute Tribe and the Federal Government.

Gas Marketing Division - Sells the natural gas produced by Red Willow Production Company.

Exploration & Production Division - Is the science and engineering arm of the Department, and monitors the dynamics of the natural gas field and addresses the environmental consequences of thousands of wells on the Southern Ute reservation.