BLM Okays Huge Wyoming Gas Well Project
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has given final approval of the environmental impact statement on a 3,500-gas well project proposed by Jonah Energy in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin.
Jonah’s Normally Pressured Lance Project would generate 950 jobs and produce $17.85 billion in total revenues, with federal royalties totaling $2.2 billion over a ten-year period.
The proposed well program covers 140,859 acres in Converse County, and would include 205 miles of new pipelines and roads.
“We are very pleased to have concluded the regulatory process, and look forward to investing in the development of the energy resources beneath these lands,” said Jonah CEO Tom Hart.
The company worked with several groups including the Wyoming Outdoor Council, The Nature Conservancy, National Audubon Society, and the Governor’s Sage Grouse Implementation Team.