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BLM seeks public comment on drilling plan

Published November 26, 2013 8:58 pm

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Rock springs, Wyo. • The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal from an energy company to drill an exploratory well south of Rock Springs.

The Azalea Oil Company is proposing to drill an oil and gas well on a single well pad in the North Dutch John Unit. The site is about 17 miles north of Dutch John, Utah, in Sweetwater County.

The company proposes to drill a well nearly 16,000 feet deep. If the well proves economically feasible, operations could continue there for up to 30 years.

Public comment will be accepted until Jan. 3, 2014.

The Associated Press