Pioneer oil will begin drilling oil on 10th and Chestnut in Terre Haute in the coming weeks.
The oil drilling project was approved back in August.
One interesting aspect of the drilling process is that the equipment will not be visible. It will all be buried under ground.
Changes in drilling technology will allow Pioneer to extract the oil in this fashion.
All money made from the pumping will go to Indiana State’s deferred maintenance fund.
This project marks the first of its kind in the Terre Haute urban area in more than 100 years.