BLM seeks comments on Antero's proposed Colorado gas development

Nick Snow
OGJ Washington Editor

WASHINGTON, DC, May 4 -- The US Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on Antero Resources Corp.’s proposal to develop natural gas at a site 6 miles south of New Castle in western Colorado.

The Denver independent has proposed drilling as many as 284 wells from 16 pads over 5 years beginning this summer under its North Castle Springs master development plan, according to BLM’s Colorado River Valley field office in Silt. The US Department of the Interior agency said it is preparing an environmental assessment.

BLM said Antero also proposed construction of as much as 10.6 miles of new and upgraded access roads and 14.1 miles of new and replacement pipelines. The area proposed for development covers about 6,000 acres of federal land, with primary access provided by Garfield County Roads 311 and 335.

Comments on the proposed development will be accepted through May 31, BLM said.

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