Utah oil facility not in compliance with state air-quality rules

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) 

As some Colorado leaders fight a proposed expansion of a crude oil railway to carry Uinta Basin crude oil from Utah to Colorado and eventually to Oklahoma’s Cushing Hub, opponents are finding more negative elements about the plan.

Such as the report by Colorado Newsline that the privately owned oil loading facility that seeks approval from the federal government to transport the oil, has been operating out of compliance with Utah air-quality regulations for years.

The site is the Wildcat Loadout near Price, Utah, which was originally a transfer site for coal, but is now used to transfer oil from the Uinta Basin from trucks onto trains reported Colorado Newsline. The controversial plan calls for expanding the Loadout’s current 30,000 barrels of crude oil la day to 100,000 barrels. But approval must still come from the Bureau of Land Management and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality.

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