Feds host meeting Thursday to discuss Moneta Divide natural gas proposal

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hosting a Cooperating Agency Meeting at the Wolcott Galleria in Casper, Wyo., on March 14 for the Moneta Divide Natural Gas and Oil Development Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

The proponents, Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. and Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company LP, propose to develop approximately 4,250 natural gas and oil wells in the Moneta Divide Project area located in Fremont and Natrona counties. The project area encompasses approximately 265,000 acres of land, of which 169,500 acres are public lands administered by the BLM’s Lander and Casper Field Offices. The southern portion of a proposed gas/power corridor associated with the project is located on public lands in Sweetwater County which is administered by BLM’s Rawlins Field Office. The balance of the development project area consists of state and private lands. In addition, BLM’s authorization of this proposed project may require an amendment to the 2007 Casper Resource Management Plan.

This is the first cooperating agency meeting for the Moneta Divide Project. The project proponents will describe the proposed plan of development and answer the cooperating agencies’ questions. While these meetings are for cooperating agencies, the meeting is open to the general public. Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting and listen to the discussion from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Additional information about the project can be found on the project website. For more information, please contact BLM Project Manager, Chris Krassin, at 307-332-8400.

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