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The Normally Pressured Lance (NPL) Project encompasses 140,859 acres immediately south and west of the existing Jonah Field. Long-term development potential includes a maximum of 3,500 directionally drilled wells to produce natural gas and oil. The project includes significant environmentally sustainable practices. 

The NPL Project

Map of Jonah Field and NPL

Normally Pressured Lance
(NPL) Overview

Economic Impact

The NPL holds the potential for substantial incremental oil and natural gas reserves and has the benefit of being located adjacent to Jonah Energy’s existing infrastructure and operations.


The direct and indirect impact on Wyoming jobs is significant for this scale of a project. Similarly, increased revenue from royalties, severance taxes, and ad valorem taxes are generated for federal, state, and local governments.

BLM analysis estimates the following potential benefits of NPL:

  • Creation of more than 700 stable full-time jobs in Wyoming

  • Reliable long-term clean energy source—5.25 trillion cubic feet of gas

  • $2.2 billion in royalties, half would go to the state of Wyoming

  • Secure source of domestic energy produced in Wyoming

  • Environmentally sustainable development

Jonah Energy NPL Workforce Facts
Jonah Energy NPL Tax Benefits

The BLM held two Public Meetings. The first meeting was held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the BLM Pinedale Field office. The second meeting was held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the BLM High Desert District Office in Rock Springs. Approximately 52 people attended the public meetings and filled out registration cards (29 in Pinedale and 23 in Rock Springs). All told, the BLM received 223 unique comment documents during the comment period that contained approximately 1,024 comments. Those comments can be viewed at the BLM’s Pinedale Field Office or online at NPL Project eplanning website. CLICK HERE

Jonah Energy LLC

PO Box 2060

Pinedale, Wyoming 82941


83 Luman Road

Pinedale, Wyoming 82941



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