Possible drilling in Vigo County

Possible drilling in Vigo County

There are 60 comments on the WTHI-TV Terre Haute story from Apr 4, 2012, titled Possible drilling in Vigo County. In it, WTHI-TV Terre Haute reports that:

As oil prices rise they take gas prices with them. But, the high price of oil is leading some companies to start looking in our own backyard for oil.

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Grouchy

Clinton, IN

#2 Apr 7, 2012
Do the Hulman's still own the mineral rights on the east side of Vigo County?
Fred

Fremont, CA

#3 Apr 7, 2012
Grouchy wrote:
Do the Hulman's still own the mineral rights on the east side of Vigo County?
The last I knew of they Did
Jeff

United States

#4 Apr 9, 2012
Listen here fools , pull your enormous heads out of your asses and see what s happening in North Dakota oil fields . Everybody is getting rich and I mean everybody. And their main problem is infrastructure but here in the land of plenty that would not exist. There will be so many jobs and private business possibilities, that is called progress. Vote these old heads out of office elect some young forward thinker. Get a Californian as city planner and build a network of business partners and give back to the community instead of never reinvested back to the people. Its time the great depression to end in this town. Wake up people!

Since: Nov 11

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#5 Apr 9, 2012
Jeff wrote:
Listen here fools , pull your enormous heads out of your asses and see what s happening in North Dakota oil fields . Everybody is getting rich and I mean everybody. And their main problem is infrastructure but here in the land of plenty that would not exist. There will be so many jobs and private business possibilities, that is called progress. Vote these old heads out of office elect some young forward thinker. Get a Californian as city planner and build a network of business partners and give back to the community instead of never reinvested back to the people. Its time the great depression to end in this town. Wake up people!
Who is going to get rich? The Hulman family owns the mineral rights since they once owned all that area. It wouldn't be a big operation there isn't enough open land to support it.
Joe

Terre Haute, IN

#6 Apr 9, 2012
Mertle wrote:
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Who is going to get rich? The Hulman family owns the mineral rights since they once owned all that area. It wouldn't be a big operation there isn't enough open land to support it.
Ya they might hire somebody from Terre Haute!!! Wouldnt want that would we? Keep them poor and unemployed. Thats what the invironuts want!

I hope they find tons of oil!
Iknow

Terre Haute, IN

#7 Apr 9, 2012
Joe wrote:
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Ya they might hire somebody from Terre Haute!!! Wouldnt want that would we? Keep them poor and unemployed. Thats what the invironuts want!
I hope they find tons of oil!
I think you men "environuts". If you are talking about people that care for the planet that we live on, count me in. Only greedy idiots with very narrow blinders don't care.
NoToOiLDrIlLiNg

Terre Haute, IN

#8 Apr 9, 2012
Meeting scheduled for 7pm.Wednesday! I live in this Neighborhood & you just wait & see who is showing up on our behalf to support "us" the neighbors!! HA!!

Since: Nov 11

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#9 Apr 9, 2012
Joe wrote:
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Ya they might hire somebody from Terre Haute!!! Wouldnt want that would we? Keep them poor and unemployed. Thats what the invironuts want!
I hope they find tons of oil!
That's all well and good but here's how it will go.
First of all Tony Hulman knew back in the 50s that he had more oil on the property after they took off what was cheaper to pull out but due to low oil prices it wasn't cost effective to go after the leftovers. Now that oil prices are up there's money to be made. Funny thing, Hulman knew the day would come when oil prices would be up, that's why he held on to the rights.

An outside oilfield contractor will be brought in with it's own crew. If they put up a platform drill operation the oil company will use their own drill crew as you have to have certifications to work the platform duties. They won't pull in anyone off the streets for that. Any local help they might possibly use will be minimal. Oil companies use their own people for efficiency and safety reasons.
Joe

Terre Haute, IN

#10 Apr 9, 2012
NoToOiLDrIlLiNg wrote:
Meeting scheduled for 7pm.Wednesday! I live in this Neighborhood & you just wait & see who is showing up on our behalf to support "us" the neighbors!! HA!!
So do I so Ha yourself! If you dont want progress and jobs in this town move :) Maybe you want to closedown Rose Hulman? You know lots of traffic...lots of students driving around. Sonys not too far away either how about them? Im sure they have waste.

Dumbass
NoToOiLDrIlLiNg

Terre Haute, IN

#11 Apr 9, 2012
Joe wrote:
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So do I so Ha yourself! If you dont want progress and jobs in this town move :) Maybe you want to closedown Rose Hulman? You know lots of traffic...lots of students driving around. Sonys not too far away either how about them? Im sure they have waste.
Dumbass
well,well,well...you sure sound like the Dumbass! What do you have a 8th grade education?? Calling names..really??
Joe

Terre Haute, IN

#12 Apr 9, 2012
NoToOiLDrIlLiNg wrote:
<quoted text>well,well,well...you sure sound like the Dumbass! What do you have a 8th grade education?? Calling names..really??
Let me guess Lawyers wife? Doctors wife? You insinuate that just because you live around the area that its up to you whether others are allowed to make money from THEIR land. They probably have owned the land longer than you have so maybe you should of thought of it before you moved there. The Hulmans are already are drilling and dont need the rezoning. The meeting is about rezoning the area in the Rose Hulman property and behind. Probably just pissed that they dont have any oil under their property or they would be drilling away. To the other poster there will be some local jobs also. But that doesnt matter to some. They already have/married their money.

Since: Nov 11

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#13 Apr 9, 2012
Joe it's obviously you who doesn't understand. People who actually work and invest their money in a pricey home are concerned about what damage their homes may incur. That kind of commercial activity can also detract from home values and that's like taking money out of your savings account. If you really believe it will bring jobs you don't know the oilfield business.
Joe

Terre Haute, IN

#14 Apr 9, 2012
Mertle wrote:
Joe it's obviously you who doesn't understand. People who actually work and invest their money in a pricey home are concerned about what damage their homes may incur. That kind of commercial activity can also detract from home values and that's like taking money out of your savings account. If you really believe it will bring jobs you don't know the oilfield business.


Mertle it's obviously you who doesn't understand. People who actually work (like Me) and invest their money in a pricey home (like me) arent concerned about what damage (Oil Wells,trucks driving by)their homes may incur(none). That kind of commercial activity can also detract from home values (so can no one to buy these type homes because of no jobs in Terre Haute)and that's like taking money out of your savings account. If you really believe it will bring jobs you don't know the oilfield business(and you an expert)thats why your trying to stop it. Right. Its the not in my backyard mentality. Ive lived very close to the Hulman property for 17 years and I havent even noticed anything different lately that it was before. But I think that this country was built on people taking risks and it paying off. Not sittin around bitchen and keeping the worker down. Like I said shes already got her BMW suv...right :) Ive got money too but I dont mind it others get a chance to make some also!
NoToOiLDrIlLiNg

Terre Haute, IN

#15 Apr 9, 2012
Joe wrote:
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Let me guess Lawyers wife? Doctors wife? You insinuate that just because you live around the area that its up to you whether others are allowed to make money from THEIR land. They probably have owned the land longer than you have so maybe you should of thought of it before you moved there. The Hulmans are already are drilling and dont need the rezoning. The meeting is about rezoning the area in the Rose Hulman property and behind. Probably just pissed that they dont have any oil under their property or they would be drilling away. To the other poster there will be some local jobs also. But that doesnt matter to some. They already have/married their money.
WOW..You are taking this so personal that I would have to say you are going to benefit from this in some way & it's very obvious!Do you even know how dangerous this can be? You need to do your homework & maybe you would understand why "us" as a community & neighbors do not want this.By the way..I'm a Wife of a Disable Veteran who fought for YOU!! NO we are not wealthy just very smart ;) your a bitter ol' miserable thing geesshhh!!!

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#16 Apr 9, 2012
Joe wrote:
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Mertle it's obviously you who doesn't understand. People who actually work (like Me) and invest their money in a pricey home (like me) arent concerned about what damage (Oil Wells,trucks driving by)their homes may incur(none). That kind of commercial activity can also detract from home values (so can no one to buy these type homes because of no jobs in Terre Haute)and that's like taking money out of your savings account. If you really believe it will bring jobs you don't know the oilfield business(and you an expert)thats why your trying to stop it. Right. Its the not in my backyard mentality. Ive lived very close to the Hulman property for 17 years and I havent even noticed anything different lately that it was before. But I think that this country was built on people taking risks and it paying off. Not sittin around bitchen and keeping the worker down. Like I said shes already got her BMW suv...right :) Ive got money too but I dont mind it others get a chance to make some also!
FYI: I am not lifting a finger to prevent any drilling in any area and I don't live near or in the neighborhood. I have worked oilfield so I do know what to expect. Straight or slant drilling can cause damage. Once the oil lake is reduced and water levels changed cave ins can occur. Water reservoirs can be contaminated. Soil most likely will be contaminated. Don't believe me? Look around the drilling fields near the Gulf coast. That's if all goes well. If it goes wrong, we all have heard about those results.

Since: Nov 11

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#17 Apr 9, 2012
and Joe.....wise people protect their home investments. YOU may not be worried but most homeowners would be.
yup

Clinton, IN

#18 Apr 9, 2012
Jeff wrote:
Listen here fools , pull your enormous heads out of your asses and see what s happening in North Dakota oil fields . Everybody is getting rich and I mean everybody. And their main problem is infrastructure but here in the land of plenty that would not exist. There will be so many jobs and private business possibilities, that is called progress. Vote these old heads out of office elect some young forward thinker. Get a Californian as city planner and build a network of business partners and give back to the community instead of never reinvested back to the people. Its time the great depression to end in this town. Wake up people!
Why on earth would we want anybody from california to run this town??????
As if we don't have enough freaks around here.
Oily town

Clinton, IN

#19 Apr 9, 2012
Wonder if Danny Tanoos will show up for the meeting. Lost creek is not far from there.
Joe

Terre Haute, IN

#20 Apr 10, 2012
NoToOiLDrIlLiNg wrote:
<quoted text>WOW..You are taking this so personal that I would have to say you are going to benefit from this in some way & it's very obvious!Do you even know how dangerous this can be? You need to do your homework & maybe you would understand why "us" as a community & neighbors do not want this.By the way..I'm a Wife of a Disable Veteran who fought for YOU!! NO we are not wealthy just very smart ;) your a bitter ol' miserable thing geesshhh!!!
People ask all the time "Why dont any companies come to Terre Haute" or "Why do the big employers leave?" "Why are there no good jobs?" People like NoToOiLDrIlLiNg are why. If its wasnt the oil it would be something else. If these people were active 50 years ago there wouldnt be any big employers located here. Think they know everything,smarter than the rest probably has Obama stickers on their hybrid car. You sound pretty bitter yourself.
yup

United States

#21 Apr 10, 2012
Joe wrote:
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People ask all the time "Why dont any companies come to Terre Haute" or "Why do the big employers leave?" "Why are there no good jobs?" People like NoToOiLDrIlLiNg are why. If its wasnt the oil it would be something else. If these people were active 50 years ago there wouldnt be any big employers located here. Think they know everything,smarter than the rest probably has Obama stickers on their hybrid car. You sound pretty bitter yourself.
The citizenry is not why businesses don't always locate here. It's the tax base, the graft, kickbacks and lack of amenities that businessmen are used to.
Logic tells you not to put an elevator in a one story building.

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