Pennsylvania

As of January 29, 2024, there are records of 219,447 drilled and proposed wells in Pennsylvania, which have been assessed 75,450 violations since 2008.

218,260

Drilled and proposed wells in Pennsylvania as of January 2023

64,880

Violations assessed for drilled wells in Pennsylvania since 2008

PENNSYLVANIA RESOURCES

FracTracker Data Folder Contents

FracTracker provides state-specific data on issues such as:

  • Locations of oil and gas facilities
  • Pipelines and processor locations
  • Production amount of oil and gas generated 
  • Amounts of waste generated from oil and gas

The data folders may also contain information on other energy generation locations, data from different years, and data on violations committed by oil and gas facilities. Amount of information and types of information will vary by state. Get data.

More Data Sources

Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access is Pennsylvania’s official public access geospatial information clearinghouse.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection provides data on violations for download in their compliance report, wells drilled data in their spud data reports, and a number of other helpful resources for accessing oil and gas data (including unconventional / fracking data) in the Commonwealth.

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