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BLM approves 95-mile pipeline in western Garfield County

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – Construction is expected to being this year on a 95-mile natural gas liquids pipeline in western Colorado and eastern Utah that was approved by the Bureau of Land Management Friday.

The pipeline, called the Western Expansion Project II, will increase Enterprise Mid-America Pipeline’s capacity for transporting natural gas liquids from Wyoming and Colorado to Hobbs, N.M. The pipeline will increase current capacity by 15,000 barrels per day.

It follows an existing pipeline corridor across western Rio Blanco, Garfield, and Mesa counties in Colorado, and Uintah and Grand counties in Utah.

BLM approved the right-of-way for the 60 miles that will cross federal land. Documents associated with this can be found at

Enterprise Mid America Pipeline estimates that the project will employ 400 to 450 workers. Construction is anticipated to take about six months.

Liquid natural gas consists of marketable products such as propane, butane and benzene that can be recovered during natural gas production.

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