Proposal aims to enhance gas, water pipelines across federal lands near Rifle, Colorado

(UI) — Plans are underway for the development of new natural gas and produced water pipelines traversing federal land situated to the south of Rifle, Colorado, as reported by the Post Independent.

TEP Rocky Mountain LLC has unveiled a proposal encompassing the construction of approximately seven miles of pipeline in the vicinity immediately north of West Mamm Creek.

This expansive endeavor entails a seven-mile pipeline crossing of 2.9 miles of U.S. National Forest land, an additional 2.1 miles through territory overseen by the Bureau of Land Management, and a final 2.1-mile stretch across privately owned property.

The White River National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management's Colorado River Valley Field Office are actively soliciting public input regarding this prospective initiative. The successful execution of the project mandates rights-of-way acquisitions from the Bureau of Land Management, in addition to obtaining a special use permit from the Forest Service for segments intersecting NFS lands.

TEP Rocky Mountain LLC, in conjunction with Grand River Gathering LLC, is steering the proposed West Mamm Creek Pipeline Project. This strategic initiative seeks to funnel produced water into an integrated water management system while simultaneously collecting natural gas from an existing pipeline network for onward transmission to national markets, as highlighted in the official release.

According to the proposal, the implementation of the suggested pipelines is poised to significantly curtail current and anticipated vehicular traffic within the region.

The proposed West Mamm Creek Pipeline project, as delineated by the Bureau of Land Management, would facilitate TEP's utilization of public, federal lands to establish, operate, and sustain an 8-inch produced water pipeline connecting an extant well pad with newly proposed pads.

The proposal elaborates on the significance of the project, stating, "The installation of produced water pipelines is set to augment TEP's water transfer system, facilitating the conveyance of produced water for well completions and its delivery into the water management system. The initiative also encompasses the authorization for the construction of two valve cans, each boasting a diameter of 10 feet."

This story was originally published by Post Independent.

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