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The Wagon Wheel Project test site

The Wagon Wheel Project test site

According to locator maps published in newspapers at the time, El Paso Natural Gas Company’s test well for the Wagon Wheel Project was located on the south side of Wyoming Highway 351 in Sublette County, around six miles west of that highway’s intersection with Highway 191. The well was in what’s now better known as the Pinedale Anticline, which, together with the Jonah Field to the south, is as of 2012 one of the most productive natural-gas fields in the world.

Also as of early 2012, no sign remains of the original test well, and there is a new active gas-well pad over the spot. For directions to a tour of the gas fields, click here.