BLM Receives Withdrawal of Piñon Gathering System Right-of-Way Application

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Farmington Field Office has received a withdrawal letter regarding a right-of-way (ROW) application for the proposed Piñon Gathering System project (known as the Piñon Pipeline project).

The letter stated that due to current market conditions Saddle Butte San Juan, LLC has decided to withdraw their application.  Therefore, the BLM will no longer consider the project. 

The system would have included a gathering line ROW of approximately 49.5 miles and a mainline ROW of approximately 98.5 miles in length.  The proposed crude oil pipeline route would have followed routes crossing Federal lands, the Navajo Nation, State of New Mexico lands, and fee lands from Lybrook, New Mexico, to a proposed rail terminal located near Thoreau, New Mexico.

For further information, please contact Project Lead Scott Hall at (505) 564-7721.  

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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Zachary Stone