Midland City Council Looking at Drilling Requests

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Drilling in neighborhoods has been an issue in both Midland and Odessa since the start of our recent boom.

The Midland City Council will be tackling a topic that has been in the public eye for a while now, drilling near residential areas.

Several requests for zoning drilling sites near neighborhoods will go before the City Council next week.

As NewsWest 9 reported earlier, many of the requests are due to the fact that there is more and more oil exploration and production being done here in the basin and as our cities grow, the possibility of oil rigs being set up near residential areas grows in response.