From Fox 25
The oil and gas industry has seen better days. But, for one county here in Oklahoma there is hope. Grady County officials say they’re bracing for an oil boom.
Just Wednesday, SandRidge Energy announced they would be cutting jobs. Inside the Grady County Courthouse on Thursday, it was packed. Dozens of landmen were looking through records, taking pictures, and making copies, planning where they’ll drill next.
“They’re all planning to drill, they’re getting everything ready, and I believe when oil prices will go up between the 40 and 60 dollar price it’ll be back. I hope, it’s cost a lot of people their jobs,” says County Clerk Sharon Shoemake.
Shoemake says the crowd is comparable to the 1980’s.