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Pinedale Field Office
Release Date: 07/06/12
Contacts: Shelley Gregory, 307-315-0612    

BLM Pinedale Issues Decision on Longshot Gas Well

The Bureau of Land Management Pinedale Field Office (PFO) has issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) and decision record (DR) for an environmental assessment (EA) of a natural gas well proposed to be drilled near Miller Mountain, about 14 miles west-southwest of the town of LaBarge in Lincoln County, Wyo.

This gas well would be located on a federal mineral lease held by Longshot Oil, LLC, in an area the BLM has designated as the Miller Mountain Management Area. Mitigation measures such as seasonal restrictions to protect wildlife, the minimization of visual impacts through well placement, the use of a closed loop mud system and the use of existing access roads would meet management objectives without causing undue adverse resource effects. The project, if implemented, would likely involve two to three weeks of well pad construction and three to six weeks of well drilling.

The EA, FONSI and DR are available at the PFO at 1625 W. Pine St., Pinedale, Wyo. or

For additional information, please contact PFO Natural Resource Specialist Tim Zebulske at 307-367-5336.

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.

Pinedale Field Office   1625 West Pine Street      Pinedale, WY 82941  

Last updated: 07-06-2012