Passport Potash drilled 24 wells west and southwest of Petrified Forest National Park. American West Potash drilled 15 wells east of Petrified Forest National Park. Triomphe Energy drilled an exploration well for oil and gas north of Holbrook; and Kinder Morgan drilled two wells in its St Johns Gas Unit.
A preliminary drilling report was published in the latest issue of the Arizona Geology online magazine.
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