Oil well permit goes to Routt County commissioners

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The Routt County Board of Commissioners will hear a permit application at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday from Petroleum Resources Management of Denver to drill an exploratory oil well in far northwestern Routt County, 25 miles north of Hayden.

Planning Commission recommended approval of the permit Aug. 15.

The applicant told the Planning Commission that its intent is to drill a 10,000-foot vertical well and then make decisions about whether to frack the well, or perhaps to drill further on a diagonal.

The hearing will take place in the Commissioners Hearing Room in the Routt County Courthouse, 522 Lincoln Ave.

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