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Wyoming drilling applications on the rise

Drilling applications filed to the Bureau of Land Management Field Office in Casper, Wyoming more than doubled this year compared to last year, according to Greg Fladager of the Casper Journal.

In a report to the Natrona County Commissioners a week ago, Interim Casper BLM Office Field Manager Kathy Brus gave an update on the BLM’s activities in her area. Brus said her office had received 459 APD’s (Applications to Drill) this year, up from 221 at this time a year ago.

Four counties are included in Brus’ area: Natrona, Converse, Platte and Goshen counties. The permits come in as a result of a proposed 5,000 well oil and gas project that covers nearly the entire northern half (1.5-million acres) of Converse County. The six companies behind the Converse County project say the field will be active for 20 to 30 years. You can read the full story by clicking here.

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