Drilling Slowdown, Water Quality, Jobs Covered In Newsletter

From Potter County Today

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The county’s latest Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Roundup newsletter is now available. Its cover story is an analysis of the dramatic drop in shale gas drilling across Potter County, from 33 wells in 2010 to 16 in 2011. There was also a drop in permits issued for new shale gas wells, from 73 in 2010 to 59 last year, as shown in the above chart provided by Bob Volkmar of Trout Unlimited.
The January/February 2012 edition can be accessed on the county website: pottercountypa.net (Click on “Marcellus Shale/Natural Gas” tab and then on “Monthly Newsletter”). Copies can be printed directly from the website. The 10-page newsletter is also available on request from Cheri Potter at 814-274-8290, Ext. 207; email cpotter@pottercountypa.net. Among the highlights of this edition:
  • Gas ‘Boom’ Slows; Here’s Why
  • Local Natural Gas Resource Website To Launch
  • How To Land A Job In Gas Industry
  • Potter County Water Groups Hailed As National Models
  • Drilling Impact Minimal On State Forest Land
  • Testing Completed On Potter County Public Water Supplies
  • Another Major Pipeline Planned For Potter County
  • Flaws Seen In New Pipeline Safety Law
  • Abandoned ‘Orphan’ Wells Major Concern Across Pa.

Potter County Today is a timely information site courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners. Reprinted with Permission.


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