A project concept developed between Duchesne and Carbon County has received funding to have an economic study performed. The DC Express Pipeline project proposes to run an oil pipeline from Duchesne County to Wellington City near Price to connect the Basin’s oil producers with the state’s largest rail transloading facilities in order to reach markets outside of Utah in a more efficient and environmentally friendly way. The project also has the potential to make oil more profitable to the companies as well as the taxing entities by widening market opportunities and as a result garnering more dollars and cents per barrel of oil than presently possible. With the 6 County Infrastructure Coalition on board with the project, the Community Impact Board awarded $600,000 dollars last week in grant funding to perform the economic study. If the study confirms the project’s value then the NEPA process could follow. The economic study is expected to be complete by this spring.