Energy company under fire for pipeline leak north of Parachute |

Energy company under fire for pipeline leak north of Parachute

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — State regulators are asking that an energy company be found in violation of oil and gas rules in connection to a leaking pipeline in Garfield County.

The Daily Sentinel reports ( ) that cleanup work is ongoing in connection to a leak from a steel liquids pipeline operated by Hunter Ridge Energy Services LLC in the North Parachute Mountain area north of Parachute.

In a written response to the state about the alleged violations, the Encana subsidiary wrote that condensate from the pipeline traveled underground about 4,200 feet before surfacing in a spring and flowing on the surface more than a mile north to a stock pond.

The contamination was discovered June 14 during a routine sampling of the spring.

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