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Could a pipeline solve Uinta Basin’s oil-revenue woes?

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BRIAN MAFFLY | The Salt Lake Tribune

When oil prices were strong back in 2014, Darren Snow was a busy man.

The Duchesne County homebuilder had three or four projects stacked up at once. Then the oil bust hit, and his business slowed “to a standstill almost overnight.”

Snow is one of several Uinta Basin residents and business owners profiled in a new state report examining the economic impact of oil on this region of Utah that has been swimming in hydrocarbon production, but is now feeling the pinch from a prolonged price slump.

In Roosevelt, sales and transient room tax revenues are off 90 percent, according to the report unveiled Thursday at the annual Waxy Crude Workshop, hosted by the Governor’s Office of Energy Development in Duchesne.

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