The Converse County Oil and Gas Project final environmental impact statement and proposed resource management plan amendment has been published and is one step closer to clearing a major regulatory hurdle.
The Converse County Oil and Gas Project proposes to drill 5,000 wells, 1,500 miles of gas gathering pipelines and 900 miles of water pipelines, along with roads, electrical lines and other infrastructure over a ten year period. The project estimates the creation of up to 8,000 jobs and the potential for state and federal revenue ranging from $18 billion to $28 billion.
The project enjoys wide support from Wyoming’s lawmakers. Senator Barrasso states “Oil and gas development is a cornerstone of Wyoming’s economy. The Converse County Oil and Gas Project is estimated to bring thousands of jobs and substantial revenue to our state.” Governor Mark Gordon applauds the Bureau of Land Management’s “coordination that took in to account industry needs, wildlife conservation, and the local economy. It took a long time, but in the end I am eager to see this important project come to fruition.”
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