BLM Extends Public Review on Proposed Oil, Gas Exploration South - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

BLM Extends Public Review on Proposed Oil, Gas Exploration South of Elko

Posted: Updated:
From the Bureau of Land Management:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko District, Tuscarora Field Office is extending the public review period of an Environmental Assessment (EA) to conduct gas exploration drilling in the Huntington Valley area by Noble Energy (Noble) until June 24.

Noble proposes to drill and complete a maximum of 20 wells and well pads on public and private lands located within 7 miles of Jiggs, Nev. Noble has identified 39 potential well pad locations, of which no more than 20 would be constructed. The exploration project is expected to last two-years or more. Hydraulic fracturing may be used in the proposed project. Along with drill pad construction, new roads would be constructed as well as maintenance or upgrades to existing roads to allow for drill rig and support vehicle traffic.

The project area, located south of Elko near Jiggs, consists of 15 oil and gas leases and encompasses a total of 63,495 acres. Proposed surface disturbance in the project area includes a total of 425.8 acres including 287.8 acres of public land and 138 acres of private surface with federal mineral rights. As described in the EA, only 20 of the 39 wells would be drilled and therefore, actual surface disturbance on both public and private combined would be limited to 311.8 acres

The proposed operations would comply with all applicable federal Onshore Oil & Gas Orders and does not include any wild horse Herd Management Areas.
 
The EA and associated documents are located on the web at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/elko_field_office/blm_information/nepa/noble_energy_huntington.html.
 
For more information, contact Project Lead Tom Schmidt at (775) 753-0200 or by email at HuntingtonVlyEA@blm.gov.

From the Bureau of Land Management
  • NewsMore>>

  • Imminent Threat Of Dam Break at Washoe Lake Downgraded To Watch

    Imminent Threat Of Dam Break at Washoe Lake Downgraded To Watch

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:26 AM EDT2018-06-19 06:26:10 GMT

    UPDATE: Washoe County reports that the imminent threat of a breach of the Washoe Lake Dam has been downgraded to a watch. They said they are collaborating with partners to use varying sizes of rock to plug the leak.

    More >>

    UPDATE: Washoe County reports that the imminent threat of a breach of the Washoe Lake Dam has been downgraded to a watch. They said they are collaborating with partners to use varying sizes of rock to plug the leak.

    More >>
  • Interstate 80 Closure For Truck And Trailer Removal

    Interstate 80 Closure For Truck And Trailer Removal

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:04 AM EDT2018-06-19 06:04:11 GMT
    Courtesy of CaltransCourtesy of Caltrans

    UPDATE: The California Highway Patrol in Truckee has changed the time for the closure. I-80 will be closed eastbound from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m.

    More >>

    UPDATE: The California Highway Patrol in Truckee has changed the time for the closure. I-80 will be closed eastbound from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m.

    More >>
  • Reno Rodeo 4th Performance Results

    Reno Rodeo 4th Performance Results

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:02 AM EDT2018-06-19 06:02:59 GMT

    Jack Daniels night at the Reno Rodeo was all about the whiskey and action. Bill Tutor swept the competition tonight, taking first in bareback with an 83.5. Currently ranked No. 4 in the PRCA world standings, Tutor is one step closer to adding to his impressive 2018 record of seven wins.  

    More >>

    Jack Daniels night at the Reno Rodeo was all about the whiskey and action. Bill Tutor swept the competition tonight, taking first in bareback with an 83.5. Currently ranked No. 4 in the PRCA world standings, Tutor is one step closer to adding to his impressive 2018 record of seven wins.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.