Latest Natural Gas Newsletter Available On County Website

Potter County Today

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Potter County has a wealth of natural gas underground in the Marcellus Shale, but some areas of Pennsylvania have more. The long-term outlook for this dawning industry is spelled out in the November/December edition of Monthly Roundup, a newsletter of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force, which is now available. Copies of the newsletter can be read — and printed — from the county’s website, available here (click on the Marcellus Shale/Natural Gas tab). Past editions of Monthly Roundup are also available on the website. Copies of the November/December edition can also be obtained over the counter at the commissioners’ administrative office in the Gunzburger Building — second door on the left inside the Main Street entrance.

Among features of the most recent edition:

  • Map/Chart Pinpoint Location Of Gas Wells In Potter County
  • Industry Impact Forecasted For Half-Century Or Longer
  • Training Available Locally For Natural Gas Industry Jobs
  • Science Academy Concerned About Environmental Impact
  • Township Roads Will Take Beating As Drilling Rises
  • Training Offered To Emergency Services Agencies
  • More Drilling In State Forest Land Inevitable

The chart above shows the number of drilling permits issued in each Potter County municipalities. The county website includes a Google map that pinpoints specific wells in the county, complete with the identity of the owner and current status. (Click on “Where The Wells Are”).

Many issues covered in the current newsletter will be spotlighted during the next Potter County Natural Gas Task Force meeting, scheduled for 7 pm Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the Gunzburger Building. Anyone interested in the gas industry and its impact on Potter County is welcome.

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