Calhoun county passes motion to allow exploratory drilling.
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 03:04:21 +0000Calhoun Oil DrillingCalhoun county passes motion to allow exploratory drilling.http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/7107166?cpt=8&wpid=2637WMBBas well. charges in the case are pending. calhoun county could soon have an exploratory drillingsite in the southern part of the county. the commission voted to move forward with the process at tuesdays meeting. as news 13s ashton williams tells us, the community was skeptical at first. calhoun county held a public hearing tuesday where spooner petroleum company presented a powerpoint to the community on exploratory wells. the company previously asked the board of county commissioners for a permit to place an exploratory well for oil drilling near kinard. members of the community were worried about the idea and if fracking would be involved. danny wise, calhoun county chairman "there's no fracking here in florida. it's a, it's a vertical straight down well." wise says after the presentation, community members were at ease, and the motion was passed. the company still needs other state permits before they can begin drilling.. they have assured the county that it will take place on land and not in any body of water. danny wise, calhoun county chairman "they're got their fingers crossed and hoping, and it's gone be a, have a pretty good impact on calhoun county and the state of florida." spooner petroleum company says that if their estimates are correct calhoun county would get almost 10 million dollars in revenue. danny wise, calhoun county chairman "if the oil is down their, they're thinking there's nineteen million barrells down there." if all other state permits are granted, the process is expected to begin in early 2018. in calhoun county.. ashton williams.. news 13. chairman wise says he feels like this could potentially open up a number of job opportunities for the county. airforce north is chairman wise says he feels like this could potentially open up a number of job opportunities for the county.