Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Public meetings set for eastern Utah gas project

Three public meetings are planned late this month to provide details on an expansive natural gas project that could tap nearly 1,500 proposed wells to supply fuel for more than 40 years. The Bureau of Land Management has released a draft environmental impact study on Gasco Energy's Uinta Basin Natural Gas Development Project.

Located 20 miles south of Roosevelt, the proposed project area involves nearly 207,000 acres, with a little more than 7,500 acres that would be directly disrupted. As envisioned under the federal agency's preferred proposal by Gasco, the project 100 wells drilled per year, with 1,491 drills done by approximately 2026. Deseret News