Posts Tagged ‘oil drilling’

Oil company not drilling at historic site after local resistance

by Associated Press Published: May 29,2013

Tags: crude oil, culture, energy, gas, gasoline, historic, history, natural gas, Oil, oil drilling, oil exploration, oilfield, petroleum

NATCHEZ — Mayor Butch Brown says a drilling company has changed its mind about drilling for oil on a historic site at Natchez. The Natchez Democrat reports Brown told the Board of Aldermen that Mike Biglane of RMB Exploration has decided not to drill on the historic Arlington property. Brown said he has learned that […] [...]

Counties ‘hoping to get it right’ as they await Tuscaloosa Marine shale boom

by Ted Carter Published: May 24,2013

Tags: energy, Oil, oil & gas, oil drilling, petroleum, public utilities, TMS, Tuscaloosa Marine Shale

Folks in Southwest Mississippi may not realize it but boardrooms of oil companies from New York to Odessa, Texas, have their little part of the world in their cross-hairs. Lured by the prospect of extracting billions of barrels of premium oil and gas from a couple miles below ground, the companies are coming to town […] [...]

Oil spill panel: BP missed systemic hazards, lax on overall safety

WASHINGTON — BP focused too much on the little details of personal worker safety instead of the big systemic hazards that led to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and wasn’t as strict on overall safety when drilling rigs involved other companies that they hired, a government safety panel concludes. Eleven workers were killed […] [...]

Supervisors want regional approach to area oil exploration

by Associated Press Published: July 6,2012

Tags: county government, crude oil, energy, natural gas, Oil, oil drilling, oil exploration, oil rig, petroleum, region, regionalism

SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — Pike County supervisors are suggesting southwest Mississippi take a regional approach to address the growing oil exploration in the area. Officials believe if the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation proves to be a honey hole for oil and gas companies, then southwest Mississippi could see a boost in business and an influx of […] [...]

Officials to hear results from oil/gas exploration study

by Associated Press Published: June 12,2012

Tags: county government, energy, exploration, fuel, natural gas, Oil, oil drilling, petroleum, study

SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — Officials from three southwest Mississippi counties will hear the results of a study on oil and natural gas exploration in the area. The Enterprise-Journal reports the study is of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation in Pike, Wilkinson and Amite counties. The study was commissioned by the Pike County Economic Development District and […] [...]

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Barbour defends proposed offshore drilling regs

JACKSON — Allowing oil and gas drilling 10 to 12 miles south of Mississippi’s coastline in the Gulf of Mexico is a good idea because it could generate state revenue, Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday. The Mississippi Development Authority on Monday published proposed regulations to lease state waters in the Gulf for the drilling. The […] [...]

Aldermen approve rezoning for oil well operation

by Associated Press Published: November 6,2011

Tags: energy, gas, gasoline, municipal government, Oil, oil and gas, oil drilling, petroleum, rezoning, zoning

NATCHEZ — DRAYCO Exploration has received final approval for its proposed oil well operation that fronts Cemetery Road from the Natchez Board of Aldermen. The Natchez Democrat reports the board approved an ordinance that rezones five acres on an 81-acre tract of land to permit the drilling and development of the oil well. City Planner […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Oil drilling policy not deterring business in the Gulf of Mexico

by MBJ Staff Published: May 8,2011

Tags: BP’s Macondo, MBJ Editorial, oil drilling

Oil drilling is returning to the Gulf of Mexico, but slowly. One year after BP’s Macondo well blew out — claiming 11 lives and sparking a ban on deepwater drilling — 11 new deepwater and 49 shallow water drilling permits have been issued, according to the federal agency that oversees offshore drilling. That’s far less […] [...]

Morgan Creek buys land for oil drilling

by Wally Northway Published: September 1,2010

Tags: energy, mergers and acquisitions, Oil, oil and gas, oil drilling

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Morgan Creek Energy Corp. of Dallas has entered into agreement to purchase approximately 21,000 net acres of mineral oil and gas leases on lands located in Lamar, Jones and Forrest counties in Mississippi. The company has entered into this agreement with the mineral leaseholder, Westrock Land Corp., and is based on representations […] [...]

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