The U.S. Bureau of Land Management released an environmental impact study and other supporting documents and maps last Friday for what may become one of the largest natural gas fields in the country.
Located in southwestern Wyoming, east of the Green River and Highway 191, the developed gas field would eventually have up to 3,500 wells in a 220 square mile area over ten years.
The developer, Jonah Energy LLC, says it could unlock 5.25 trillion cubic feet of natural gas - the equivalent of enough gas to supply 74 million average-sized homes for one year.
The Bureau of Land Management says the field would net $2.2 billion in royalties, half of which would be paid to the state of Wyoming. BLM estimates 700 jobs would be created by the project.
The area, called the Normally Pressured Lance field (NPL), is next to an existing Jonah Gas Field in Sublette County, Wyoming. The project encompasses 141,080 acres of which 93 percent are administered by BLM.
The Normally Pressured Lance (NPL) project page is located at http://bit.ly/2sYrZUS