Feds sign off on 3,500-well drilling project in Wyoming

Colorado-based Jonah Energy LLC announced this week the Bureau of Land Management’s released its Final Environmental Impact Statement on the company’s plans for natural gas development and the drilling of 3,500 wells in Wyoming.

Over the past seven years, Jonah Energy, based in Denver, worked with the state of Wyoming, the BLM and environmental partners in development of the project that is expected to create 700 jobs and bring in $1.1 billion in tax revenue for Wyoming.

Jonah Energy’s Paul Ulrich, director of government and regulatory affairs promised the company will work with the federal and state groups to set the standard for environmental protection and sustainable oil and gas drilling.

He cited the company’s track-record of working with the Wyoming governor’s Sage Grouse Implementation Team, the Wyoming Outdoor Council, the Nature Conservancy and the National Audubon Society.

Jonah Energy LLC, considered one of the largest privately held natural gas producers in the U.S. was created in 2014 with the acquisition of assets in the Jonah Field in Sublette County, Wyoming.