Pursuit Continues for DC Express Pipeline

This year’s Uintah Basin Energy Summit will include multiple speakers and topics including the most detailed presentation on the DC Express Pipeline project to date. As a geologist by profession and with over 40 years in the oil and gas industry, Marc Eckels is the technical advisor on this intriguing project and will be the presenter at the Energy Summit. The project proposes to run a pipeline from the Uintah Basin 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 would solve serious safety issues on Highway 40, explains Eckles, emphasizing that when oil peaked there were 400 loaded trucks driving Highway 40 to and from Salt Lake City each day. It 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. The project concept developed between Duchesne and Carbon County after plans to build a rail line through the Basin were scrapped. Learn more about this project and other exciting developments in the Uintah Basin oil and gas industry by attending the Energy Summit August 31st and September 1st.

Image source: http://www.dcexpresspipeline.com/home.html

Image source: http://www.dcexpresspipeline.com/home.html

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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.