Entries by Matt Kelso, BA

What’s the Impact of One Spill?

  Most of what I post on this site has to do with numbers: Pennsylvania’s 9,370 violations in less than four years; which drilling operators have the most violations per well; Marcellus Shale wells are 1.5 to 4 times more likely to have violations than conventional wells; and so on. But of course, numbers only […]

New Datasets on FT’s DataTool

Several new datasets have been added to our DataTool in the past few days, including: Municipal Waste Operations AML Point Features PA Marcellus Well Permits since 2007 (2010-12-16) Pennsylvania Unemployment Air Emission Plants For dynamic, clickable views of the following data, please click on the thumbnails. [links removed] The “Municipal Waste Operations” dataset includes a […]

Marcellus Shale Violations by Drilling Operator

DEP violations for Marcellus Shale gas wells, January 1, 2007 through September 30, 2010. With updated Marcellus Shale violation, production, and well data for Pennsylvania on our DataTool, it is now possible to determine which of the drilling operators are the best and worst corporate citizens. Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Violations Data by Operator. Please note […]

Updated Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Production Information

Marcellus Shale Gas Production by County. Please click the map for more information and a dynamic view. [map removed] Pennsylvania released preliminary production information for Marcellus Shale gas wells in September, but the updated data that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) posted earlier this month is superior in several ways. First of all, it […]

PA Data Shows Marcellus Wells 1.5 to 4 Times More Likely to Have Violations

Analysis by Offending Versus Drilled Wells This map shows Marcellus Shale and other oil and gas violations issued between 1-1-2007 and 9-30-2010. [map removed] In a recent post, I examined the relationship between different types of wells in Pennsylvania and the number of violations per offending well. This post expands on that theme by examining the […]