Summary of the Department of Environmental Protection's program to plug abandoned oil and gas wells. It is estimated that as many as 760,000 wells have been drilled in Pennsylvania, and over 500,000 remain unaccounted for.
Graph depicting the annual state forest acreage leased for natural gas and oil exploration and storage. 1947-2006
Provides information, as it becomes available, on how counties are handling Marcellus Shale drilling on Clean and Green properties.
Guidelines that the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources uses to administer gas and oil operations on state forest and state park land. This includes ecosystem management, public safety and recreation, record keeping, regulations on pipeline and road building and site restoration.
A small pamphlet of the 10 items you should consider before you lease your land.
Graph depicting Pennsylvania's Income stream from leasing state lands for gas exploration and storage, from 1947 to 2006.
Pennsylvania's Act 13 of 2012 established an impact fee on oil and gas drilling. The Act allocates revenue from the impact fee to state, county and local governments to be used for a variety of purposes. This guide describes the funds available for conservation, parks and recreation so that local governments and nonprofits may better access them for these purposes.
Gas extraction lease provisions to be addressed to preserve conservation values and ensure fair payment.