Lisbon Valley Gas Plant now selling purified helium

Move comes amid global shortage of valuable gas

The Lisbon Valley Gas Plant is meeting a strong market demand for a valuable gas that has been in short supply worldwide. The plant about 40 miles south of Moab began accepting and processing third party producer helium gas streams in July. With the recent shutdown of the only other plant in the region near Farmington, New Mexico, the Lisbon Valley Gas Plant is offering stranded producers the sales outlet and solutions they need to get their gas to market at a fair price.

BLM seeks input on proposed campground, trails near Gooseneck State Park

The Bureau of Land Management Monticello Field Office is seeking public input on a BLM and Utah Division of Parks and Recreation joint proposal to develop a campground and mountain bike trails on BLM-administered lands near Goosenecks State Park in southeast San Juan County. The public scoping period began Jan. 13 and ends on Feb. 14. Public comments will help the BLM develop a draft environmental assessment, agency officials said in an email.

Lisbon Valley mine looks to expand using experimental solution extraction method

The Lisbon Valley Copper Mine hopes to add a quarter-century of life to the troubled operation roughly 40 miles southeast of Moab by using an experimental extraction method that calls for pumping water and sulfuric acid into the ground through a ring of injection wells. The acid would dissolve copper from rock and then the solution would be pumped back to the surface where it would be separated.

San Juan gets pushback on Spanish Valley asphalt plant

Grand gets an earful – for different reasons

The licensure of an aggregate and hot mix asphalt plant in Spanish Valley off Highway 191 on a gravel road that leads to Ken’s Lake was the topic of significant discussion at the Nov. 5 meeting of the San Juan County Commission. Commissioners felt pressured to act as they faced a Nov. 8 deadline for public comment on the licensure decision by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality.