Oil Company Picked to Conduct Mineral Exploration on Land Owned by Big Spring ISD

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - An oil company will be moving onto land owned by the Big Spring ISD.

Two months ago, the Big Spring School Board approved the idea of leasing some of their land.

On Thursday night, the school board chose Athlon Energy to conduct the mineral exploration.

The three year lease will cost $1,600 plus 25 percent of the money that is made from any oil or gas produced.

Athlon Energy is based out of Fort Worth.