The BLM, which first initiated public scoping of the project nine years ago, conducted a draft review looking at environmental impacts and other project considerations, including contributions to state and local economies. Greater Chapita would generate $526 million in county and school taxes and $140 million in school trust lands revenue.

Amy Joi O’Donoghue

Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — One of the most significant oil and gas development proposals in Uintah County — expected to generate as much as $1 billion in state royalties — is open for public review with the release of an environmental impact statement.

Oil and gas development already supports about 9,200 jobs in the Uintah Basin, where the Greater Chapita Wells Natural Gas Infill Project is planned on 43,071 acres.

The project would add to 1,247 oil and gas wells already drilled in the area, with development of 2,808 oil and gas wells that would be drilled over 15 years under the proposed action. Those wells would be on pads spaced 40 acres apart.

A draft environmental impact statement recently released by the Bureau of Land Management provides details on the proposal by Houston-based EOG Resources and its plans to carry out production over 60 years. The project would produce an estimated 4.17 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 600 million barrels of condensate, which is used to make diesel, jet fuel and heating fuels.

The BLM, which first initiated public scoping of the project nine years ago, conducted a draft review looking at environmental impacts and other project considerations, including contributions to state and local economies.

Greater Chapita would generate $526 million in county and school taxes and $140 million in school trust lands revenue.

Read the full report here to find information on how to submit your comments to the BLM.


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