Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pipeline and FracTracker Collaboration

We are proud to announce an exciting collaboration between FracTracker and a project run by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – called Pipeline. The collaboration will help to inform the PG’s expansive readership about the diverse issues surrounding natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale region – especially in Washington County. For this project, FracTracker’s DataTool will […]

Updated Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Production Information

Updated Marcellus Shale well production data for the period between July 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010 is now available on the DEP website and FracTracker’s DataTool. This data is self-reported by the drilling operators, and includes production in the following categories: Natural Gas: Production in thousands of cubic feet (Mcf) Condensate: Production in barrels […]

Hitting Close to Home – Gas Pad Fire in Avella, PA

By Samantha Malone, MPH, CPH – Communications Specialist, Center for Healthy Environments and Communities (CHEC), University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH); Doctoral Student, GSPH Natural gas industry violations since 2007. Avella, PA can be found by clicking on the image and then zooming in on the patch of violations in the center […]

PA Fish and Boat Commission Targets Gas Extraction as Resource Threat

Wastewater Facilities Accepting Marcellus Shale Brine and Major Drainage Basins. Click the map for a larger, dynamic view. By Conrad Dan Volz, DrPH, MPH. Director and Principal Investigator of the Center for Healthy Environments and Communities Management Plans by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) have been released for public comment for the 3 […]

Pennsylvania’s DCNR Shale Thickness Datasets Added to DataTool

Three Belt Thickness of Devonian Black Shales. Click image for a larger dynamic view. Three datasets from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) have been added to FracTracker’s DataTool.  Each dataset indicates the thickness of a major carbon-rich black shale layer from the Devonian Period in Pennsylvania, including the Marcellus, Rhinestreet, and […]