Oil well drilling suspended
Empire Petroleum Corp. said last week it suspended drilling at a wildcat oil prospect in Nye County.
The company based at Oklahoma City said the geology of the well proved more complicated than expected, and it’s taking at least three weeks to analyze the data before it decides whether to continue. The drilling reached 5,198 feet before it was suspended.
After expanding to the North Valleys in 2018, Crystal Creek Logistics is looking to grow to a new home at least twice the size of its current 35,000 sq. ft. location; the expansion would create another 55 jobs, bringing its total local workforce to about 100 employees.