PENNSBORO, W.Va. -- Antero Resources has proposed drilling beneath Pennsboro.
Antero representatives presented the proposal to City Council last week. The well pads would be located outside the city limits.
Councilman Vance Weekley tells the Parkersburg News and Sentinel that the proposal is preliminary and no decisions have been made. Councilman Jim Props says city officials need more information.
Weekley says a city ordinance bans drilling within 250 feet of any residence. That includes a majority of the city, which covers about 400 acres.
Council would have to repeal the ordinance before the proposal could move forward.
Antero also would have to get permission from property owners in the city.