It will he cross into Morgan County north of East Canyon Reservoir and traverse the Wasatch-Cache National Forest in a pre-existing designated utility corridor. As the pipeline enters the valley above Bountiful, it will proceed a short distance north along the foothills, then turn west down pages Lane and south to the D&RG tracks to the refinery.
Townsend said the oil company is building the Porcupine Ridge Pipeline to remedy quantity and quality issues surrounding the crude oil supply. The pipeline is expected to cost about $50 million and bring about 50,000 barrels per day of heavier Canadian crude oil to the refinery basin daily.
Before the pipeline is built, Holly Energy Partners will work with city officials, the U.S. Forest Service and the construction contractor to complete additional engineering studies, complete acquisition of the right-of-way and obtain the needed permits.
Construction should begin in April 2007 with completion by September 2007. The Pages Lane portion is expected to take only about six weeks.
Townsend said that as the pipeline comes into the valley, Holly will use conventional and open-trench construction on the upper portion of Pages Lane where the street winds, and it will bore under the remainder of the road where it is straight to help reduce impact of the construction in an urban environment. Townsend said the company has a comprehensive plan to refill and resurface the street.