Gas Well Permit Count Now At 138; Drilling To Pick Up

From Potter County Today


After a busy January and February, the issuance of permits for new Marcellus Shale gas wells in Potter County has slowed. Just four new permits were issued in March. As of April 1, some 46 permits have been issued in 2011 for new Marcellus wells in Potter County. Pennsylvania DEP’s inventory lists 138 permitted Marcellus Shale wells in Potter. Of those, 46 have been drilled (or are in the process of being drilled).  So far during 2011, seven wells have been spudded (i.e., drilling initiated).  Officials expect that number to rise as the weather improves.

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

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