GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., Mar. 18, 2019 – On Tuesday, Black Hills Energy will appear before the Pitkin County Planning and Zoning Commission to apply for a drilling permit to replace two wells at the Wolf Creek Storage Field.
Black Hills Energy, operating the storage field as Rocky Mountain Natural Gas (RMNG), regularly tests, monitors and maintains all wells at the facility, and determined that replacement of two wells would best ensure continued reliability and safety of the system. The replacement wells will be drilled within the existing well pad location.
In addition to Pitkin County, Black Hills Energy will be seeking permits from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Managements. The company is committed to providing safe, reliable and affordable energy in a way that protects the environment and the interest of our customers, and will maintain a rigorous environmental protection program throughout the project.
Wolf Creek Storage Field is a depleted hydrocarbon field in the White River National Forest that is now used as underground natural gas storage to serve Black Hills Energy customers in the Roaring Fork Valley. Natural gas is injected into the storage wells during the summer and extracted during high demand winter months for use by natural gas customers in the region.
For more information, visit www.blackhillsenergy.com/wolfcreek.