For those watching what is up with City Council today and a proposed ban on gas drilling in the city
(also being live tweeted by Bob Mayo
). Nothing new, but a map of where we have found recent oil and gas leasing within city limits is online here
fyi. Not much, but some and mostly concentrated in a few neighborhoods. I am a bit curious by all the attention of late. I think some firms wanted to come in and do this, but for the time being have already been dissuaded by the political push back. When I first noticed commerical interest in drilling within city limits
, there was not much notice. I guess nobody really thought it was for real. I still am a bit surprised a couple firms were trying to aggregate parcels in Lawrenceville which just has such tiny parcel sizes.
There is a picture out there somewhere of a natural gas derrick right in the middle of East Liberty during the great natural gas binge a century ago. I can't find it at the moment.. anyone know what I am referring to and have a source?