Encana Holds Leases for 25K Acres in Luzerne County, Claims Every Well Drilled Creates 120 Jobs

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

Encana Oil and Gas Inc. – has leased 25,000 acres of property in Luzerne County. The land is mainly on the north side of Route 118 in Fairmount, Ross, Lake and Lehman townships.

Encana so far has obtained permits for drilling one well in Lake Township and another in Fairmount Township and is seeking a permit for one in Lehman Township, said company spokesman Doug Hock. Hydrogeological studies are now under way, and officials hope to begin constructing wells by May.

“For every well drilled, that creates about 120 jobs, either directly or indirectly…  The bulk of these jobs as we begin operations are done by subcontractors,” Hock said.*

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