Online Source Pinpoints Locations Of Local Gas Wells

Potter County Today

Pinpointing the location and status of a natural gas well in Pennsylvania is not as easy as many may think. Timetables for well development depend on many factors. With multiple companies and regulatory agencies involved in the process, from clearing the site to producing the gas, the tracking process is complex.

One locating tool that local officials have found useful and fundamentally reliable to date is posted on the internet for public access by Independent Water Testing. That organization tracks Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection permit information and charts it on use-friendly maps that can be navigated with mouse clicks online.

The tool provides a clear picture of where drilling activity is taking place – and by whom — and it’s available at the website, (disclaimer: this is a privately operated site and the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force does not specifically endorse its content).

Article courtesy of Paul Heimel and the Potter County Commissioners.

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