Archive for March 10th, 2010

PA DEP Staffs Up with More Gas Well Inspectors

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is hiring more inspectors for gas and oil wells. Right now there are 125 inspectors statewide. By the summer, an additional 68 will be on board bringing the total to 193 inspectors. Which is a good thing according to the York (PA) Dispatch, which notes: In the last year, […]

Morrisville State College Creating New Program to Train Workers for Marcellus Shale Drilling

Morrisville State College, part of the State University of New York system and located in Morrisville, NY with a satellite campus in Norwich, NY, is looking to launch a program to train workers for drilling in the Marcellus Shale. According to an article in the Norwich, NY Evening Sun we get this interesting comment: Many […]

New Pipelines Coming to Lycoming, Tioga and Bradford Counties in Pennsylvania

PVR Midstream, a division of Penn Virginia Resource Partners, has signed an agreement with Range Resources to construct and operate pipelines and compression facilities for Range‚Äôs drilling in the Marcellus shale in PA. According to the press release: PVR Midstream and Range have agreed to an area of mutual interest (AMI) that covers parts of […]

AOP Clearwater Plant in WV a Big Success in Treating Marcellus Shale Wastewater

A lesson for Owego and Tioga County, NY from Marion County, West Virginia where a new wastewater treatment plant is a big success. The AOP Clearwater Plant is located just outside of Fairmont. According to AOP Clearwater President Louis Bonasso, they have had no problems getting customers from oil and gas drilling companies in the […]

Patriot Water Decides Not to Build Marcellus Wastewater Treatment Plant in Owego, NY

Last week, Patriot Water LLC withdrew their application to convert a former car dealership on the edge of the Village of Owego, NY (in Tioga County) into a wastewater treatment plant to deal specifically with wastewater from Marcellus Shale drilling in Pennsylvania, and from New York, when drilling finally begins there. Each well drilled in […]


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