Last Tuesday we came home to find a card in our door from the "gas well police" also known as the oil and gas inspector for the great state of Tennessee. His card had a note that said 'please call concerning well, it is on plugging contract'. We were not too concerned about this and placed his card on the table at the end of the couch. You know the one-- where you toss all the mail and deal with it later. Before we could deal, that very night someone called us. He was the plugger who gets paid by the state of Tennessee. He explained that he and the inspector had visited our property that day and located the well.
We were told that it would need to be plugged or we could pay a 500 dollar fee for a bond. Since it doesn't work and we don't use it there was a quick decision made to plug it. The deciding factor being that the plugging involved no charge at all to us!
So this morning two large trucks arrived.
Finally they cut the top off about a foot below the ground in case we ever want to plow that area.