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The Jonah Field

March 29, 2019

Wyoming Energy History

The Jonah Field is notably one of the most successful natural gas fields in Wyoming.

In the early years of development in the Pinedale Anticline Project Area (PAPA), the McMurry Oil Company recognized the changing demand for energy and the potential to develop natural gas to meet those demands. The owners of the company accurately predicted natural gas to be a clean bringing fuel that could generate enough energy to satisfy the growing demand for it. With the prices of natural gas still low, they decided to invest in the inexpensive leases to produce the natural resource in the Jonah Field. This priced to be a great investment for the company.

Natural gas production in the Jonah Field helped add to the infrastructure of the energy economy in Wyoming.

This article is provided through our partnership with Wyoming State Historical Society.

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