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Worland Field Office
Release Date: 04/12/11
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    

BLM Worland Cautions Travelers on Gas Processing Plant Road

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Worland Field Office announced today that travel in the Hiland Gas Plant, approximately four miles east of Worland, will be temporarily restricted due to the potential for high levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas during a routine well plugging.

Barricades have been placed at either end of the road around the gas processing plant which leads to Rattlesnake Ridge, north of U.S. Highway 16. The plugging operation is expected to be complete on April 15.

The potential for high concentration levels of H2S is dependent upon a number of factors, including wind and other weather conditions. The BLM recommends that travelers use alternate routes and avoid this road until the barricades are removed.

H2S occurs naturally in crude petroleum and natural gas. Health effects vary with how long, and at what level, you are exposed and may be fatal.

For more information, please contact the Worland Field Office at 307-347-5100.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Worland Field Office   101 South 23rd      Worland, WY 82401  

Last updated: 04-12-2011