This analysis provides a top-level summary of pipeline incidents reported to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and examines whether or not safe oversight of the industry is possible.
About Matt Kelso, BA
Manager of Data & Technology
Matt Kelso has been with the FracTracker Alliance since 2010. Matt maintains numerous oil and gas related maps and performs data analysis for the FracTracker site. He also works extensively with other nonprofit organizations in order to help them with their oil and gas related data and mapping needs. Matt is a graduate of Humboldt State University, and has worked as an archaeologist and casino auditor in the past. He enjoys spending time with his family, learning about alternative energy solutions, and identifying everything that grows in his yard.
Phone: (412) 802-0273
Entries by Matt Kelso, BA
There has been increasing focus on using hydrogen gas as a fuel, but most hydrogen is currently formed from methane, which could lead to more fracking.
FracTracker has released an analysis of Pennsylvania’s 2021 oil and gas production totals and the impacts of orphaned and abandoned wells.
A report by PSR provides evidence that oil and gas companies have been using dangerous PFAS “forever chemicals” in CO wells.
FracTracker’s new Pennsylvania oil and gas well map displays conventional and unconventional wells and violations as of January 12, 2022.
FracTracker Alliance released a new map identifying the locations of over 1,200 oil and gas wells using toxic “forever chemicals” in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming.
The map below shows 6,950 total incidents since 2010, translating to 1.7 incidents per day. Pipelines are dangerous, in part because regulation around them is ineffective.
VIEW MAP & DATA Overview Access to reliable data is crucial to our understanding of risky fracking waste disposal, and in turn, our ability to protect public health. But when it comes to oil and gas liquid waste disposal wells in Pennsylvania, despite monitoring by two separate agencies, we are left with an incomplete […]
For the past two years, a grand jury empaneled by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has been investigating what they see as an oil and gas industry that has run amok. The Attorney General admonished the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and to a lesser degree, the Department of Health (DOH), both of which […]
Unconventional wells in Pennsylvania were always resource-intensive, but the maps below show how the amount of water used per well has grown significantly in recent years. In 2013, these wells used an average of 5.8 million gallons per well. By 2019, that figure had increased 145%, consuming more than 14.3 million gallons per well. This […]