Published: Jul 11, 2014 2:39 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 11, 2014 5:27 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – The Dan A. Hughes Company announced that they will stop oil and natural gas exploration in Collier County. 

In a statement released today, the company said that their activities in the region have caused no harm to the environment and that they have been fully compliant with Florida law. 

The company said they will continue to work with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on details related to ongoing operations at the permitted Collier Hogan 20-3H well, and remains committed to fulfilling the provisions of the Consent Order related to that well.  As a result of today’s decision, the company is withdrawing its permit request related to the planned well, adjacent to the Golden Gate Estates development.