Chesapeake Drilled 94 Wells in PA in 2009, Plans to Drill 200 Wells in PA in 2010

An article in the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader reveals this interesting information about Chesapeake Energy’s activity in Pennsylvania:

Chesapeake Energy has invested significantly in not only leasing land in Pennsylvania, but in doing business with private companies.

With 94 wells drilled in the state in 2009 and more than 200 additional wells planned for this year, the company has paid subcontractors and vendors in Pennsylvania $269 million since January 2009, company spokesman Rory Sweeney said in an e-mail.*

*Wilkes-Barre Times Leader (Mar 21) – Law, engineering firms will be the first for jobs