2014-06-07 / News

More shale gas drilling permits issued

More signs of increased natural gas drilling activity in the region are emerging. Nowhere is the evidence more telling than the log of Pa. Dept. of Environmental Resources (DEP) permits – especially in Cameron County.

Last week, DEP issued two more permits to Seneca Resources to drill and hydrofracture wells in Shippen Township. That was on top of the 10 permits to Seneca for Shippen Township wells in April.

DEP also issued a permit this week to Ultra Resources for a site on the Granger property in Gaines Township, near the Potter/ Tioga County border.

Last month, Chesapeake Appalachia was granted a permit to drill another shale gas well in the Beech Flats area in West Branch Township, Potter County.

Back in March, DEP issued drilling permits to Seneca Resources for six wells in Shippen Township. In Potter County, the agency granted permits to SWEPIA LP for a gas well in Allegany Township, and to Tenaska Res LLC for a well in Abbott Township near Germania.

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