LAWRENCE, MERCER COUNTIES —
Pa. DEP gas/oil drilling permit update
In 2012 the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued 11 oil and gas well drilling permits in Mercer County, 102 in Butler County and 35 in Lawrence County, with a total of 2,635 issued across the state, according to reports.
Across Pennsylvania, 226 permits were issued in December, including 23 in Butler County, one in Lawrence County and two in Mercer County.
The DEP awarded permits on Dec. 28 to Hilcorp for two horizontal wells on the James property in Lackawannock Township, along U,S. Route 62 east of Hermitage.
And Halcon Resources was awarded a horizontal permit month to drill a new oil and gas well on the Gallagher property in Greene Township, Mercer County.
Kim Curry, Allied News editor, contributed to this story.
Published Jan. 30, 2013, in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201 A Erie St., Grove City.