Originally Posted by mackay
Also, the 'spillage' people are referring to is actually natural oil leaking from the rock at Slickhorn. It can smell funky at times!
While there is oil leaking naturally down by Slickhorn Canyon, there was also a spill from oil mining near a side stream, above Sand Island, not long ago. Somebody started a thread about it, and posted links to an article, and pics of the EPA cleaning it up down stream @ Sand Island.
I never knew until this winter, but there is actually quite a bit of oil, up north of Aneth. I talked to some oil workers at a Blanding hotel, on the way back from the Grand. They were down there working a Wild Cat rig, which is most of the oil exploration there. Said the oil patch guys hit the salt layer, and give up, the Wild Cat rigs keep going and have been finding quite a bit of oil out there. Basically all upstream of Sand Island.