Tesoro Company

Aiming to get ahead of the Tesoro oil pipeline planned to run through eastern Summit County, the County Council Wednesday passed a series of ordinances - primarily some temporary regulations that will give the Council six months to study the issue. Rick Brough has more.

Summit County staffers are working up a draft ordinance they hope can apply some oversight to the proposed Tesoro Oil Pipeline.
The Council plans to discuss that further next week - after they were visited by some residents in last Wednesday's Public Comment, who urged them to put Tesoro's feet to the fire. Rick Brough has more.

The Tesoro Company says it's still making efforts to reach out to the public on its proposed oil pipeline from the Uintah Basin to refineries in Salt Lake. At an Open House held in Kamas Tuesday, a Tesoro representative said they're answering questions - but they also said that a pipeline of 135 miles carrying waxy crude is something new for them. Rick Brough has more.

The Tesoro meeting Tuesday night on their proposed oil pipeline was done as an Open House. It wasn't a public hearing, where citizens could make comments to a crowd, or where Tesoro officials would answer back.

But one critic of the pipeline still decided to take the floor. Rick Brough has more.

The Tesoro meeting Tuesday night on their proposed oil pipeline was done as an Open House. It wasn't a public hearing, where citizens could make comments to a crowd or where Tesoro officials would answer back.
But one critic of the pipeline still decided to take the floor. Rick Brough has more.

A large crowd, at least over 200 people, turned out in Kamas Tuesday night for an Open House, held by Tesoro, on an oil pipeline proposed to run through eastern Summit County. The attendees who talked to KPCW all had criticisms or concerns. Rick Brough has more. 

An opportunity to meet with Tesoro Company representatives is scheduled for Tuesday night in Kamas. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Thursday's tanker truck accident in Parley's Canyon, which led to the spill of up to 4,000 gallons of oil, drew attention again to the problems of transporting oil from the Uintah Basin to Salt Lake.
The Tesoro Company is proposing a pipeline as an alternative. But as County Council member Claudia McMullin noted, the county is trying to come up with a stronger ordinance to govern the pipeline construction. Rick Brough has more.