Anadarko Petroleum suspends plans to drill beneath the Wilds animal reserve in Muskingum County

After results from their initial well "did not meet their risk profile," Houston-based Anadarko Petroleum suspended plans to drill beneath the Wilds animal preserve in Muskingum County, The Columbus Dispatch reports. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources' new Utica shale map still lists the Wilds as "good for oil and gas content," but it is unclear whether Anadarko Petroleum will ever drill there, or on an additional 141,000 acres it has leased from Columbus-based American Electric Power. 

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