Entries by Matt Kelso, BA

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 […]

Utah Wells and Violation Discussion

  Utah Oil and Gas Industry Overview [image removed] Utah Oil and Gas Wells. Click on the map for more information. I pursued oil and gas data from Utah due to the accessibility of the relevant information, and because a map of major shale gas plays indicate several formations of interest in the state, notably […]

New Violation Datasets at our DataTool

Three new datasets have been added to our DataTool: Utah Oil and Gas Violations, West Virgina Spills, County by Year, and West Virginia Spills Data. The Utah dataset contains information including violation type, and oil and gas related injury and fatality records.  The West Virgina Spills, County by Year dataset is a set up to […]

Come visit the FracTracker Forum

We have posted a new FracTracker Forum to help encourage participation from the community of our readers here at fractracker.org. While it is possible to leave comments on this site and at the DataTool, we haven’t been getting very many. We want to hear your feedback, but more than that, we want to hear your stories, […]

Pennsylvania Violation Data

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) responded to our request for oil and gas violation information with a list of 9,370 violations from January 1, 2007 through September 30, 2010. That works out to almost seven oil and gas violations statewide per day. Certainly, the DEP has been taking its job very seriously in […]