YOUNGSTOWN — Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued two new horizontal drilling permits last week for Mahoning Valley locations.
One was in Poland Township, the first such permit for the township. The permit was issued to Hilcorp Energy Corp. for a site located off Moore Road near the intersection with Cowden Road. The drill location is about 1,500 feet from Poland Township Park.
This is the 15th drilling permit issued in Mahoning County.
The other permit was issued to Chesapeake Exploration for a site in Salem Township in Columbiana County. The site is located off McCracken Road between Gromley and Teegarden roads.
ODNR has issued 59 drilling permits in Columbiana County.
ODNR also announced a well in Elk Run Township in Columbiana County owned by Chesapeake Exploration is being drilled.
The site is between Elkton and Cream Ridge roads between 1,000 feet and 2,000 feet west of the Beaver Creek State Forest.