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Shell Oil plans to market off its assets in Routt and Moffat counties to focus on its more productive oil plays. Shell drilled the Dawson Creek well, above, last year near Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

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Shell Oil announces plan to abandon oil play in Northwest Colorado

Shell Oil informed officials in Routt and Moffat counties late last week it wants to soon sell off the leases it holds in the Niobrara Shale formation here to focus on its more productive operations.

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