Data driven discussions about gas extraction and related topics.

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 […]

FracTracker Visualizes Violations of the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act by Congressional District

By: C. D. Volz, DrPH, MPH John Dawes of the Environmental Integrity Project put up a very useful dataset onto FracTracker’s DataTool showing the geographical location of congressional districts. I have visualized this dataset along with locations of violations of the PA Oil and Gas Act across the state. One can get further information on […]

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 […]