An in-depth article that takes a look at fines for Marcellus Shale drillers in PA finds the following:
Chief had the most fines with nine cases, followed by Range Resources and Chesapeake Energy (seven each), then Atlas Energy Resources (six) and Energy Corp. of America (five); EOG Resources had the single largest fine ($353,419) and was fined the most in total with $386,141, followed by Atlas ($295,300) Range ($288,875) Cabot ($192,069) and XTO Energy ($166,630).
The average fine across all drillers was $23,666. Read the entire article for full details.
*Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Apr 18, 2011) – What fines reveal about drilling in state