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Photos: Approval of Major Natural Gas Project for Uinta Basin


May 8, 2012

In support of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, and the Obama administration’s goal of continuing to expand responsible oil and gas production, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar approved a major natural gas project in Utah’s Uinta Basin that could develop more than 3,600 new wells over the next decade, while safeguarding air quality and assuring the protection of critical wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation values. The project will support up to 4,300 jobs during development.


  • Secretary Salazar announces his approval of a major natural gas project in Utah’s Uinta Basin that could develop more than 3,600 new wells over the next decade, while safeguarding air quality and assuring the protection of critical wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation values. The project will support up to 4,300 jobs during development. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    Secretary Salazar Speaking
  • BLM Director Bob Abbey (L) and Secretary Salazar sign the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Greater Natural Buttes Project, proposed by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Secretary Salazar approved up to 3,675 new gas wells in an existing gas producing area in Uintah County, Utah. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    Secretary Salazar and BLM Director Bob Abbey.
  • Secretary Salazar joins BLM Utah Director Juan Palma and representatives of Anadarko, the Wilderness Society and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance for a tour of the the Kern River Compressor Station in Salt Lake City. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    Secretary Salazar tours the Kearn River Pipeline Compression Station in Utah
  • Secretary Salazar announces his approval of a major natural gas project for Utah's Uinta Basin.  The project encompasses approximately 163,000 acres – but will bring new surface disturbance to just five percent of that area (approximately 8,100 acres) as a result of the 1,484 well pads approved in the ROD, which would be drilled over a period of 10 years. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
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  • Secretary Salazar Speaking
  • Secretary Salazar and BLM Director Bob Abbey.
  • Secretary Salazar tours the Kearn River Pipeline Compression Station in Utah
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