When preparing a site for a new well, Collier Resources Company (CRC) lessees’ top priority is protecting the environment and Florida’s natural resources.

By using existing roads and trails, whenever possible, and placing numerous culverts to avoid interruption of surface water flow, CRC creates a single-lane limestone road to access a 3- to 5-acre site for the well.

At the well site, a limestone pad is then constructed with a berm surrounding it to prevent rain water run-off into the surrounding environment. The pad is also covered with a thick impermeable liner to protect groundwater.

Finally, a drilling rig is then carefully assembled on the pad along with a closed loop, containerized water, and mud system that ensures the operation is clean and the environment is protected.

Oil and natural gas supply more than 60 percent of our nation’s energy.

The oil industry provides more than 9.2 million American jobs, 267,277 in Florida alone.
The oil industry has invested $175 billion since 1990 toward improving the environmental performance of its products, facilities and operations.
Currently, oil is the principal transportation fuel in the United States, accounting for more than 97 percent of the energy that powers our nation’s automobiles, airplanes and ships.
Oil is expected to remain the dominant fuel in our nation’s energy mix for decades.
Combined with natural gas production, the oil industry supports nearly 9.2 million American jobs, while providing millions of dollars to the economy through state and local revenue each day. 
The oil and natural gas industry contributes significantly to the U.S. economy as one of the nation’s largest employers and purchasers of goods. 
9.8 million people are directly or indirectly employed by the U.S. oil and natural gas industry.
Energy demand in the U.S. is expected to grow by 12 percent between now and 2040.
America’s oil and natural gas industry has a long-standing commitment to safety and protecting the environment. 
Since 1990, the oil and natural gas industry has invested $239 billion toward improving the environmental performance of its products, facilities and operations
Oil and natural gas development has been safely conducted for more than 60 years.