Input sought for pipeline drilling east of Bayfield

Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 8:56 PM

San Juan National Forest announces that Petrox Resources has proposed the development of existing Fruitland coal-bed natural-gas leases east of Bayfield on San Juan National Forest land in the HD Mountains-Fosset Gulch area.

The proposal includes the construction of an 8.6-mile pipeline, a gas well pad and the re-drilling of two existing gas wells. Horizontal drilling techniques are proposed to be used for multiple wells from each pad.

The Forest Service will accept input to ensure issues are considered for an environmental analysis document. To view the scoping letter and map, visit

Submit input to Walt Brown in person or through the mail to San Juan National Forest Headquarters Office, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301, or in an email to The submission deadline is Sept. 28.

For more information, call or email Brown at 385-1372 or