BLM seeks comments on gas pipeline to Utah oil upgrading plant

The US Bureau of Land Management’s Moab, Utah, field office is seeking public comments on Gray Canyon Energy LLC’s proposal to build a natural gas pipeline to its planned 9,000 b/d crude oil upgrading facility 3.2 miles east of the town of Green River in Emery County.

Gray Canyon, which is based in Alpine, Utah, near Provo, plans to produce diesel fuel and kerosene, which it would sell, as well as liquefied petroleum gas, residual oil, sulfuric acid, and stabilized naphtha at the plant, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s Air Quality Division said in an Aug. 4 order approving the proposed plant.

The proposed buried 10-in. pipeline, which would extend parallel to existing Grand County roads, would carry dry gas from the existing Greentown Gas Processing Facility southwest of Green River, BLM’s Dec. 17 notice said.

The pipeline project also would include construction of 1.25 miles of railway along a section of Union Pacific Railroad to minimize impacts to mainline passenger and freight service, it added.

Comments on the proposed pipeline will be accepted through Jan. 20, the field office said.

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