FIVE EXPLORATORY TESTS PLANNED IN GULF OFF FLORIDA

Coastal Petroleum Corp., Tallahassee, has applied for drilling permits for five deep tests in state waters off Florida's western coast. Coastal, if it can obtain drilling permits from a state hostile to the oil and gas industry, plans to drill 18,000 ft exploratory tests at each of the locations. Two of the tests would be Jurassic Smackover and Norphlet tests in the Apalachicola embayment off Franklin County southwest of Tallahassee.

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