BLM seeks comments on QEP’s proposed gas, helium processing project

The US Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on QEP Resources Inc.’s plans to build a natural gas and helium processing plant in the Dry Piney Creek area 10 miles northwest of LaBarge, Wyo. Information received will be used to help prepare an environmental assessment of the proposed project, BLM’s Pinedale field office said in an Apr. 20 notice.

It said the proposal’s draft plan of development includes 10 gas production wells with associated access roads and buried gathering pipelines; a gas processing plant; 7.6 miles of methane pipelines; 8.3 miles of carbon dioxide pipelines; four CO2 injection wells; 13 miles of overhead 230-kv power lines to an associated substation; and a water supply well, water disposal well, and sour gas disposal well.

The proposed facilities and supporting features would be built on a mixture of public, state, and private land, with most of the 355-acre gas processing plant on private which QEP owns, the notice said. An open house was scheduled for Apr. 27, and comments would be accepted through May 20, it indicated.

Contact Nick Snow at nicks@pennwell.com.

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