Tag: abandoned wells

PA: Conventional O&G Companies Accelerating Pace of Abandoning Wells Without Plugging Them

Threatens to Put PA’s Taxpayer-Funded Well Plugging Program Even Further Behind By David E. Hess | PA Environment Digest Blog | September 6, 2022 The pace of companies abandoning conventional oil and natural gas wells without plugging them continues to accelerate in 2022 threatening… Continue Reading “PA: Conventional O&G Companies Accelerating Pace of Abandoning Wells Without Plugging Them”

US Department of Interior Awards Pennsylvania $25 Million in Conventional Oil and Gas Well Plugging

Funding From Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law On August 25, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced it has formally awarded an initial $560 million from the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 24 states to begin work to plug, cap and reclaim orphaned oil and… Continue Reading “US Department of Interior Awards Pennsylvania $25 Million in Conventional Oil and Gas Well Plugging”

Conventional Oil & Natural Gas Drilling

GUEST POST: An Industrial Machine Moving Across the PA Countryside Leaving Behind Big Liabilities and Spreading Pollution Everywhere It Goes By David E. Hess – PA Environment Digest – August 3, 2022 On July 30, Gov. Wolf directed the Department of Environmental Protection to… Continue Reading “Conventional Oil & Natural Gas Drilling”

LITIGATION: The Abandoned Well ‘Hot Potato’

According to this latest news story, EQT’s transaction with Diversified “freed EQT of about $200 million in plugging and other liabilities.” On July 25th, reporter Anya Litvak covered this latest story about abandoned wells in our tri-state area in “Lawsuit claims Diversified and EQT… Continue Reading “LITIGATION: The Abandoned Well ‘Hot Potato’”

Frac Out in Greene County PA

Western Pennsylvania is like ‘Swiss Cheese’ when you consider all the coal mines and oil/gas wells drilled over past centuries. Unfortunately, thousands of wells were never properly plugged, providing open conduits to the surface when newer Marcellus Shale wells are hydraulically fractured (fracked) under… Continue Reading “Frac Out in Greene County PA”