California: San Luis Obispo County nixes Huasna oil project

The San Luis Obispo County, Calif., Board of Supervisors has denied implementation of the Huasna oil production project in the Huasna Valley, said United Hunter Oil & Gas Corp., Calgary.

United Hunter said it had presented an alternative drilling plan and other data to the board of supervisors to mitigate Class 1 impacts and asked for a continuation for the alternatives to be properly evaluated, but the supervisors stated it would not change the outcome.

United Hunter leads a group of companies that had hoped to produce oil from the Miocene Monterey formation in Huasna field northeast of Santa Maria (OGJ Online, Feb. 18, 2011).

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