Saturday, October 9, 2010

Another drilling operation targets eastern Utah

Federal land managers could sign off this winter on a new 1,491-well gas field northeast of Price and Nine Mile Canyon in eastern Utah. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is taking public comments on its draft environmental study of a Gasco Energy Co. plan for the natural-gas wells and a 325-mile web of new roads on 207,000 acres mostly on the West Tavaputs Plateau in southern Duchesne County. Its eastern reaches approach the Green River near Desolation Canyon, a rafting attraction. Salt Lake Tribune