Oil & Gas Activity in Pennsylvania

Drilling Statistics

PA Unconventional Drilling Stats as of February 16, 2018

  • Wells Permitted
  • Wells Drilled
  • Violations
  • 19,618
  • 11,006
  • 7,024
  • YTD
  • 386
  • 83
  • 167

Sources: PADEP Oil & Gas Compliance ReportWorkload Report. YTD = Year to date

PA O&G Complaints by County – New Public Herald Report

Hidden Data Suggests Fracking Created Widespread, Systemic Impact in Pennsylvania

After a three-year investigation in Pennsylvania, Public Herald has uncovered evidence of widespread and systemic impacts related to “fracking,” a controversial oil and gas technology. Ending over a decade of suppression by the state, this evidence is now available to the public for the first time… More from Public Herald

PA Oil & Gas Activity Over Time

GIF of unconventional wells drilled between May 2002  and March 2017

PA unconventional oil and gas wells drilled over time 2002-17

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Report a Concern or Incident

To file an environmental health concern in PA, please contact:

Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH)
Division of Environmental Health Epidemiology, Room 933, Health and Welfare Building
625 Forster St., Harrisburg, PA 17120
Toll free hotline: 1-877 PA Health (1-877-724-32584)
Email: RA-DHENVHEALTH@pa.gov • PA DOH Website

Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)
OSHA can help answer questions or concerns from employers and workers. To reach your regional or area OSHA office, go to OSHA’s Regional & Area Offices webpage or call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742). • OSHA Oil & Gas Website