DC Express Pipeline Economic Study Funded

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.

Image source: dcexpresspipeline.com

Image source: dcexpresspipeline.com


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.