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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pinedale Field Office
 
Release Date: 02/16/10
Contacts: Lorraine Keith,    
  307-352-0399    

BLM Pinedale Field Office Seeks Public Comment on
Revised LaBarge Platform Gas Project


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office is seeking comment on the revised proposal for infill drilling and exploration within the LaBarge Platform Project Area comprising approximately 218,000 acres in northern Lincoln and southern Sublette counties.

The revised proposal was submitted to the BLM mid-December 2009, after a series of public scoping meetings were held the week of August 24, 2009. If you would like submit additional comments on the proposal revisions, they can be submitted through close of business, March 5, 2010.

Some major changes included in the December 2009 proposal are:

Other operators in the project area are now participating in the project proposal. The earlier proposal included only information from EOG Resources. Project area details are now provided by their geographic areas.

Prior project information estimated proposed wells at 989 (605 from EOG, 384 wells from other operators). Current proposal includes 838 proposed wells.

Prior project information included 455 new well pads for EOG, with the number of new wells pads from other operators uncertain. The current proposal projects 463 new well pads.

The earlier proposal noted a short-term surface disturbance of 1,329 acres. The current proposal has a short-term disturbance of 1,763 acres and a long-term disturbance of 649 acres after interim reclamation.

The revised project proposal is located at the Wyoming BLM La Barge Platform Project documents page: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/pfodocs/labarge_platform.html

For further information please contact the La Barge Platform Project Lead at: 307-367-5300. You may submit your comments by email to: LaBarge_Platform_WYMail@blm.gov, or by mail to: Bureau of Land Management, Pinedale Field Office, P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941, or deliver comments to: Bureau of Land Management, Pinedale Field Office, 1625 West Pine St., Pinedale, Wyo. 307-367-5352, from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm MST.



The BLM manages more land - 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
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Pinedale Field Office   1625 West Pine Street      Pinedale, WY 82941  

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