ExxonMobil completes new gas plant in western Colorado
RIFLE, Colorado – ExxonMobil has finished a new natural gas processing plant in western Colorado’s Piceance (PEA’-yonce) Basin than can handle up to 200 million cubic feet of gas a day.
ExxonMobil Production Co. said this week the plant northwest of Rifle can process both gas and liquid.
The company remains active in the Piceance Basin despite a general downturn in the industry. It has seven drilling rigs in the basin, where it says it has leases on lands with up to 45 trillion cubic feet of gas.
Snow usually comes and goes in this part of the state. A forecasted storm is expected to stick around for a while. Forecasters are calling for snow to persist throughout the weekend in the high country, with a prospect of a couple of feet of powder by the time the storm starts to diminish on Monday.