Archive for April 27th, 2011

Federal EPA Demands Answers from Chesapeake Energy on Well Blowout in Bradford County Last Week

Chesapeake Energy has successfully replaced a wellhead that was defective and had caused a blowout with fracking fluid escaping from a well in Leroy Township near Canton in Bradford County, PA last week. Over a two day period, fracking fluid ran over neighboring land and some of it into a nearby stream that empties into […]

PA Gov. Corbett Says “No” to Concept of Forced Pooling of Marcellus Shale Leases

Forced pooling happens when most landowners in an area have signed leases and want to allow drilling, but one or two have  not. If a landowner has not signed a lease but owns land situated between other land already leased, that landowner could be “forced” to allow drilling. The unwilling landowner would not be forced […]


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