Public meetings focus on 3,500-well proposal in Green River Basin

The Wyoming Bureau of Land Management has scheduled three public meetings seeking input on a proposal by EnCana Oil and Gas USA to drill 3,500 new gas wells surrounding the Jonah gas field:

— Monday, May 2 at the BLM Pinedale field office, 1625 W. Pine St., in Pinedale, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

— Tuesday, May 3 at the Big Piney Senior Center, 111 Rakestraw Ave., in Marbleton, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

— Wednesday, May 4 at the BLM Rock Springs field office, 280 Hwy. 191 N., in Rock Springs, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

As proposed, EnCana’s Normally Pressured Lance gas field would include 3,500 wells drilled in an area of 141,080 acres encompassing the western, southern and eastern portion of the Jonah gas field in Sublette County. The company estimates that drilling would take place over a 10-year period. The BLM will prepare an environmental impact statement to analyze the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts.

Click here for details of the Normally Pressured Lance project. Click here for a map of the project area.

The BLM will accept comments on the proposal until close-of-business on May 12. Mail or deliver written comments to: Kellie Roadifer, Pinedale Field Office, 1625 W. Pine St., P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941. Comments can also be emailed to

For further information, contact Kellie Roadifer at 307-367-5309 or

– Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile editor-in-chief

Dustin Bleizeffer is a Report for America Corps member covering energy and climate at WyoFile. He has worked as a coal miner, an oilfield mechanic, and for 25 years as a statewide reporter and editor primarily...

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