Local Natural Gas Drilling Slowdown Documented

From Potter County Today


A dramatic slowdown in Marcellus Shale natural gas exploration during the second quarter of 2011 is documented in the July edition of the Natural Gas Roundup, a newsletter of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force. There were 48 Marcellus wells permitted by DEP in January through March, and just four from April through June. Operators began drilling on nine wells through the first half of 2011.

Another article in Roundup details results from one company’s recent drilling at two Potter County locations, suggesting the gas yield in this part of the state could be less than that in areas with more productive “sweet spots.” Other highlights of the July edition:

  • Potter County awarded grant to support water quality initiatives.
  • Job training opportunities available locally.
  • Seismic testing continuing in region.
  • Local Natural Gas Resource Center takes shape.
  • Impact fee proposal runs aground.

To access the July edition of Roundup and all archived editions, go to the county’s website here and click on the Marcellus Shale/Natural Gas tab.

Next meeting of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Details will be announced

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

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One Comment

  1. USA says:

    Why not slow down and drill what the USA needs ONLY. Drilling like hell as if the world ends tomorrow and shipping it out of the USA will one day come back to bite us in the ass.

    Don’t these big CEO’s and bigwigs of big gas realize that their grandkids and greatgrandkids will suffer for their greed?

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