Board approves oil drilling inside city limits
VICKSBURG — A Louisiana company has received approval to begin exploratory oil and gas drilling on 6.8 acres in Vicksburg.
The Vicksburg Post reports the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals Aug. 3 gave Shreveport-based Sklar Exploration Company the go-ahead for the project. Company representative Joel Rice says drilling an 11,500-foot test well could begin by the end of the month.
Several companies have drilling operations in surrounding Warren County, including a subsidiary of Sklar, but zoning administrator Dalton McCarty says this would be the first well drilled inside Vicksburg’s city limits.
The nearest home is about 280 feet from the proposed site. Rice’s attorney, Landman Teller, says he’s been told several residents have leases for the production of oil and gas.
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