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Bureau of Land Management Publishes Draft EIS for the Normally Pressured Lance (NPL)

Pinedale, WY, July 7, 2017 – Today the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Normally Pressured Lance (NPL) Natural Gas Development Project for public review and comment over the next 45-days.

The BLM prepared the Draft EIS to analyze the potential impacts of and alternatives to a proposal by Jonah Energy, LLC (Jonah Energy) for natural gas development operations on its federal leases within a portion of Sublette County, Wyoming. The proposed NPL Project is located approximately 35 miles south of Pinedale, Wyoming and encompasses 140,859 acres. BLM project documents can be found at the BLM ePlanning website.

Jonah Energy is proposing up to 3,500 directionally-drilled wells to be drilled over a period of 10 years balancing economic growth, stability and environmental protections. The BLM should issue a record of decision in 2017 detailing the most appropriate level of operational flexibility and regulatory compliance to achieve that balance. A timely decision is critical to begin development in 2018. Additional information on the project can be found at

Public comments to the Draft EIS must be submitted to the BLM and received by August 21, 2017. Comments can be emailed to or mailed to:

NPL EIS Project Manager
BLM Pinedale Field Office
P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941

Public meetings on the project will be held on the following dates:

Tuesday, July 25, 2017; 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
BLM Pinedale Field Office
1625 West Pine Street
Pinedale, Wyoming 82941

Wednesday, July 26, 2017; 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
BLM High Desert District Office
280 Highway 191 North
Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901

Download the Bureau of Land Management Publishes Draft EIS for the Normally Pressured Lance (NPL) press release.

About Jonah Energy LLC

Jonah Energy LLC was created in the spring of 2014 with the acquisition of producing assets within the Jonah Field in Sublette County, Wyoming. Jonah Energy is one of the largest privately-held natural gas producers in the US and is continuing to explore expansion opportunities in established basins throughout the onshore US. The company’s investor group is led by TPG Capital LLC and includes EIG Global Energy Partners and management.

Media Contact:

Paul Ulrich
Jonah Energy LLC
Cell: (303) 330-6346

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