Marcellus Drilling May Begin in Rockingham County, Virginia

You don’t hear much about Marcellus drilling in Virginia, so a recent story caught the attention of MDN. Carrizo Oil and Gas, operating under its subsidiary name of Carrizo Marcellus Oil and Gas, has applied for a permit to drill a Marcellus gas well in Bergton, VA (Rockingham County). The permit was discussed at a recent Harrisonburg City Council meeting. A few members of the community addressed the Council with concerns about potential drilling. Ultimately, the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors will make a final decision on the permit.

The interesting thing about this particular story? The location where Carrizo intends to drill is considerably east from the “recognized” Marcellus fairway in West Virginia.

*WHSV-TV3 (May 12) – Drilling Proposal Draws Criticism at Council Meeting