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Violations per Well by Operator Over Time

The following chart contains all operators that have either drilled a Marcellus Shale well in Pennsylvania from March 6, 2006 to November 27, 2011, or have been issued a Marcellus Shale related violation by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection between January 1, 2008 and September 30, 2011. Results are cumulative, thereby reflecting each company’s […]


January to August Marcellus Shale Violations by Operator

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Oil and Gas maintains violation data on their website (download the Excel file). The following is a summary of Marcellus Shale violations issued in the first eight months of this year, including the number of wells that were flagged for violations. Marcellus Shale violations and offending wells […]


Marcellus Shale Violations per Inspection and Enforcements per Violation

Marcellus Shale violations issued by the Pennsylvania DEP from January through April, 2011. Violation information from April was recently posted on the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) website, and two new violations datasets have been posted on our DataTool as well, including: PA MS Inspections, Violations, and Enforcements: 1-11 to 4-11, and PA MS Inspections, […]


2010 Fines for Marcellus Shale Violations

In yesterday’s Post-Gazette, Don Hopey discussed an analysis by PennFuture which saw a notable decline in fines in the first quarter of 2011, as compared to the same period last year. The implication is that the DEP is not backing up violations with fines under Governor Corbett’s administration to the same degree that it did […]


PA Marcellus Shale Violations by Operator and County

Earlier this month, I examined 2010 oil and gas violation data for Pennsylvania on a summary level. Now I’m going to focus just on Marcellus Shale wells, and from the perspective of trying to determine the extent that drilling operators and location have on the likelihood of increased violations for any given well. There are […]


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 […]


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 […]