Virginians asked to help find old oil, gas wells

February 24, 2010 (Big Stone Gap). The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy is asking Southwest Virginia residents to help the agency locate, plug and clean up old, abandoned gas and oil wells.

The agency is asking residents of the coalfield counties who may know of such abandoned well sites to notify its Division of Gas & Oil (DGO) so the information can be added to the agency’s abandoned well database. Read the full story here.