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Release Date: 09/12/11
Contacts: David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 876-9008    

BLM seeks input on proposed pipelines in western Garfield, Rio Blanco counties

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on two adjacent 31-mile pipelines proposed in western Garfield and Rio Blanco counties.

EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. is proposing one 24-inch pipeline to transport natural gas liquids and one 12-inch pipeline to transport water and/or condensate. The pipelines would begin near Kimball Mountain northwest of DeBeque, Colo., and terminate near Colorado State Highway 139 about 25 miles south of Rangely, Colo.

About 75 percent of the proposed pipeline route would follow an existing pipeline corridor. It would cross private lands and BLM lands administered by the White River and Grand Junction field offices.

The pipelines, called the “Gasaway Pipelines,” would increase the company’s capacity for transporting natural gas liquids from the Kimball Mountain area to the north. The company seeks to construct the pipelines in 2012.

The BLM is seeking initial public comment as it begins an environmental analysis of the proposal. Comments will be most helpful if provided by Oct. 11, 2011. The BLM will offer a second opportunity for public comment on the environmental analysis once it is drafted.

Written comments and questions should be directed to Erin Dreyfuss, BLM Northwest Colorado District Office at 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO  81506. Comments may also be submitted via email at

Copies of the proposal are available for review at the BLM Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road, in Grand Junction. A map of the proposed pipeline is available at For more information, contact Erin Dreyfuss at 970-244-3008.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 10-03-2011