Oil and gas board approves Arlington oil well application

Published 10:39am Wednesday, January 16, 2013

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Oil and Gas Board has approved RMB Exploration’s application to drill an oil well on the historic Arlington property.

The board approved the application this morning at its meeting.

St. Charles Avenue resident Nona Colombo addressed the board saying she represented other residents living near the proposed drilling site. Colombo said she submitted paperwork to the oil and gas board asking for a 30-day continuance to allow residents in the area to collect more information about RMB’s application from city officials.

“Residents have not been able to get information on the latest developments of the drilling site,” Colombo told the board.

The Natchez Preservation Commission denied RMB’s application to drill a well on Arlington property last week for the second time.

Oil and gas board vice chairman John Parker told Colombo the board would take her comments and application for continuance under consideration.

RMB’s attorney William Blair said the matter had been continued for several months, and he wished to proceed with the case today.

The board then voted to approve RMB Exploration’s application and deny Colombo’s request for continuance.

The City of Natchez did not make an appearance at the meeting.


  • http://www.natchezdemocrat.com khakirat

    Hysterical people step out of Mikes’ way and let him do his job and make some great oilwells for the royality people and will be a shot in the Adams county economy as well!! Way to go Mike !! I knew you would be back to take care of business!!! GOOD LUCK!!

  • Anonymous

    There is no such thing as “royality people.” If I owned mineral/oil rights to your property would you be ok if I just wanted to tear your house down so I can get my money?

  • Anonymous

    As I recall it was the residents living around Arlington the do not want this, not the “Hysterical” people. Arlington is a dump anyways it should just be bulldozed and paved over.

  • http://www.natchezdemocrat.com khakirat

    Certainly you could tear it down for the right money huh’??!! People that have the minerals are royality people don’t you know??

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    There is no such thing as “royality people.” If I owned mineral/oil rights to your property would you be ok if I just wanted to tear your house down so I can get my money?

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