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The Latest: Gas driller to appeal $4.24 million verdict

Gas driller to appeal $4.24 million verdict

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a jury’s multimillion-dollar verdict against a Pennsylvania gas driller (all times local): 2:25 p.m. One of the largest gas drillers in Pennsylvania says it will appeal a $4.24 million jury verdict that found the company polluted the well water of two families. Houston-based based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. said Thursday the jury’s ...

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Injection wells spur concerns in Athens County

COOLVILLE, Ohio — Five months ago, Felicia Mettler had never heard the term injection well. She didn’t know what one was or what it held. She didn’t know what an injection well looked like. She lives with her husband and children in a wood-frame house in a rural part of Athens County near the Hocking River, and she relishes the ...

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Interior Dept.: High-risk oil, gas wells checks lack funding

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management lacks sufficient resources to inspect high-risk oil and gas wells on federal land as a drilling boom continues in Wyoming, Colorado and other states, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Tuesday. The Obama administration has proposed a fee on oil and gas drillers that would allow the land management agency to hire more ...

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How sound are Pennsylvania’s oil and gas wells?

Hundreds of oil and gas well owners failed to submit required reports this year that are meant to document whether Pennsylvania’s active wells are structurally sound or showing signs of leaks and decay. The roughly 450 well owners who were sent violation notices for the missing reports by the Department of Environmental Protection represent a small fraction of the roughly ...

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Fracking study on water contamination under ethics review

Drinking-water wells in Pennsylvania close to natural gas sites do not face a greater risk of methane contamination than those farther away, according to a new study published in Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T). But the study is now being called into question because of its methodology and some undisclosed ties to energy giant Chesapeake Energy. The findings contradict recent ...

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South Buffalo supervisors approve 4 horizontal gas wells

The South Buffalo Supervisors approved a request from MDS Energy Development to drill four Marcellus shale natural gas wells from Biblical Life Institute property. Michael Knapp, vice president of land for West Kittanning-based MDS, told supervisors on Monday the wells would be drilled horizontally from one pad about 100 yards north of an existing MDS vertical well on the same ...

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Company to build small power plants in Marcellus region

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A Pennsylvania company is advancing plans to build a dozen small power plants in the Marcellus Shale region, producing electricity for the grid directly from nearby gas wells. IMG Midstream L.L.C. on Friday presented plans to the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission in Wellsboro to build nine 20-megawatt power stations in Bradford, Tioga, Susquehanna, and Wyoming Counties. The ...

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Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

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Seth Borenstein WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says that the drilling procedure called fracking didn’t cause much-publicized cases of tainted water, blaming contamination on leaky natural gas wells instead. The study finds that eight hydraulically fractured wells in Pennsylvania and Texas leaked gas because the piping and cement seals in the wells themselves weren’t working properly. The process of ...

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