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New Rules In Place For Horizontal Well Pads

New state rules are now in effect for the construction of oil and gas horizontal well pads and access roads. Drillers are now required to submit detailed site plans for review by the state's Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management before building a well pad.The standards are intended to make well pads and access roads stable for rigs and equipment and allow emergency vehicles to safely enter well sites. The rules are also intended to help reduce erosion and protect surface water. Well-pad designs need to account for local geology.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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