When talking about natural gas drilling and activities related to the Marcellus Shale in particular, many people have some basic questions, such as what companies are drilling in this area, how many wells are being drilled, and what are those wells producing. Answers to these and many other questions can be found through Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the oversight agency for Marcellus Shale drilling activities in the Commonwealth.
DEP’s web site - www.dep.state.pa.us - contains a wealth of information, current and historical, regarding the state’s involvement with natural gas activity in the Marcellus Shale. And while it may take some time to become familiar with how to search for information, people can definitely use the web site to better understand what’s happening in their back yard and around the state.
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