Shale Drilling Begins in Johnston Township

Drilling operations into the Utica Shale are beginning in Trumbull County.

BP has started operating the Lennington 1H horizontal drill on Route 193 in Johnston Township.

The permit for the well is the first in Ohio for BP.  It’s also the first drilling activity in Trumbull County.

County officials said they expect to see more gas drilling activity to pick up in the coming months in other areas, including a site in Lordstown.

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