Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Liz Cheney’s statement on Jonah Energy receiving approval from the Bureau of Land Management for a 3,500-well natural gas project in Sublette County.

“I’m pleased Jonah Energy finally received approval for its Normally Pressured Lance natural gas project. This 3,500-well project in Sublette County could create nearly 1,000 jobs in Wyoming and produce over a billion dollars in state revenue. Wyoming’s fossil fuels are a national treasure and I am glad this important project has received BLM’s approval to move forward. I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress and in the administration to secure approval for energy projects across our state.”

Background:
– Congresswoman Cheney worked closely with Jonah Energy during the permitting process to help secure approval for the NPL.
– The NPL is proposing to drill up to 3,500 directional natural gas wells over a 10-year period, and the BLM estimates that the economic impact of the project will potentially bring $1.1 billion in tax revenue and 950 jobs to Wyoming.
– The NPL project area includes 141,000 acres of public, State, and private lands that will adhere to various guidelines in certain sections of the development depending on the landscape.
– The BLM stated, “The NPL project could unlock up to 7 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of natural gas and between 17.5 and 140 million barrels of oil over the 40-year life of the project.”
– The Notice of Intent to prepare the EIS was first published on April 12, 2011, and BLM Wyoming released the Final EIS for the NPL Natural Gas Development project on June 22, 2018.