- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - An energy company says an oil well in suburban Detroit has failed to produce as hoped and it’s ending the project.

The Detroit News reports (https://bit.ly/1Lkzzvt ) the decision was announced Tuesday. The newspaper earlier reported that since May 11 the well in Macomb County’s Shelby Township had been operating during business hours.

The well dug by Traverse City-based West Bay Exploration sits about 500 feet from some homes. West Bay had shut down shut down oil well operations in the community last year after residents opposed the drilling before work resumed.

Pat Daniels, West Bay’s vice president, says there was no way to know for sure what a well might produce without drilling. He’s said the site will be restored.

Township officials last year passed a moratorium on drilling.

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Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/

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