Anadarko Petroleum has unveiled its Weld County facility that is slated to open in December.
The Tribune of Greeley reports that the Central Oil Stabilization Facility in south-central Weld County has been lauded as the company's latest step in reducing fugitive emissions. Officials say it will take thousands off trucks off the road, reduce well-site emissions and reduce the company's environmental footprint.
The stabilization facility will house crude from well pads in the area. Pads will no longer have storage tanks on site, instead piping crude directly from the wellhead to the stabilization facility. Officials say that by not allowing crude to hit the atmosphere, methane emissions will be reduced.
Anadarko unveiled the facility in a private tour in October.