Pipeline to carry gas-field byproduct

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a local pipeline proposal that would improve transportation of natural gas liquids from production sites in Utah and Wyoming.

The 95-mile, 16-inch-diameter Western Expansion Project II pipeline would follow an existing pipeline corridor in Colorado and Utah.

Enterprise Mid-America Pipeline wants to increase its ability to transport natural gas liquids to Hobbs, N.M. With natural gas prices being low, gas producers have been trying to sell more lucrative natural gas liquids that also are produced in drilling, including ethane and propane. The project would boost Enterprise’s current transportation capacity by 15,000 barrels, or 630,000 gallons, a day.

The pipeline would originate just over the state line in Dragon, Utah, and go through far-western Rio Blanco, Garfield and Mesa counties. It would head into Utah near Interstate 70 and terminate in Thompson, where it would connect with a line heading south along U.S. Highway 191.

The company hopes to build the pipeline later this year.

Copies of a preliminary environmental assessment are available at http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/gjfo/energy/western_expansion.html or at the BLM Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road, in Grand Junction.

Comments may be emailed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or mailed to the BLM Northwest Colorado District Office at 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506.  Comments need to be received by July 31. For more information, contact Erin Dreyfuss at 970-244-3008.


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You know the Tree-Huggers will find some endangered land-locked walking fish or rare strain of the marijuana plant’s cousin to try and stop this project. It’s always more important for the rights of some animal or plant ahead of the rights of people.

I hope the greenies sleep well at night knowing they’re trying to stop a job source that will make it more difficult for someone to work and feed their children.

The last paragraph should have read “and” that will make it more difficult for someone to work and feed their children.

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