The Niobrara Shale play is coming to the Chugwater area in a big way. A meeting to discuss the potential impact on water quality happened Wednesday night. 60 directional rigs are expected in the vicinity of Chugwater by the end of the year. Hydraulic fracturing will be a part of the oil shale extraction process.
The meeting with Wyoming Source Water Protection offered the 50 or so area residence in attendance preliminary information on what they might expect as drilling activity picks up.