On July 29, 2013, the Adams County Commissioners denied a land-use permit for the proposed Front Range Pipeline, which is a 435 mile natural gas-liquids (“NGLs”) pipeline between Colorado and Texas. According to the County Commissioners, the permit was denied because the proposed route passes through an area that has been targeted for future development.
The project was originally announced in April, 2012. The pipeline is being jointly developed by DCP Midstream, LLC, Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Enterprise Products Partners LP. The pipeline will begin in Weld County, Colorado and once completed, will end in Skellytown, Texas. Once completed, the pipeline will have the capacity to transport 150,000 barrels a day of NGLs. Additional information on the proposed pipeline can be found here.
With construction already moving forward in some Colorado counties, it is doubtful that Adams County’s denial will stop the project. The likely outcome is that an alternative route will be proposed that will gain the approval of Adams County. We will continue to monitor developments on the Front Range Pipeline.
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