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Tesoro exploring alternate route for Utah pipeline

First Published Aug 31 2014 01:01AM      Last Updated Aug 31 2014 12:53 pm

(David Burger/Park Record) A viewpoint of the Provo River from the State Route 35 bridge near Woodland looking north, a place where the proposed Tesoro pipeline might have to cross the river.

Park City • Tesoro Refining & Marketing, bowing to feedback from Summit County officials and stakeholders, is exploring the possibility of altering the route of the proposed Uinta Express Pipeline.

Michael Gebhardt, vice president of strategy and business development for Tesoro, said Thursday in a phone interview with The Park Record that the oil company is investigating an alternate route that would be well east of the originally proposed pipeline route.

The variation would place the pipeline far east of the Rockport Reservoir and through a less densely populated area of the county.

"That is one attraction," Gebhardt said.

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