Jul 20, 2013 8:42 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Officials considering offshore drilling at Vandenberg Air Force Base

Vandenberg Air Force officials are considering leasing land to private companies to drill for oil and gas along the Central Coast. Officials are assessing the area to decide whether or not extended reach drilling technology can be used to extract oil. Over the last 10 years, a number of oil companies have asked the Air Force to allow drilling at Vandenberg. There are currently several active wells at the base. Officials say the assessment will take two to three months, then they have to apply for an Enhanced Use Lease.



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