Wednesday, December 21, 2011

110 Companies Have Shale Drilling Permits in PA

There a 110 companies that have one or more permits to drill a Marcellus well in Pennyslvania.  Twenty-three companies have more than 100 permits.  Chesapeake has the most permits at 1,514 permits.  All the foregoing data come from the good folks at www.

Here are the top 15 companies by numbers of permits:

Chesapeake  1,514
Talisman        770
Range            768
Atlas              463
East               459
Anadarko      399
EQT              332
Chief             303
Cabot           299
EOG             279
Ultra             249
Exco             229
Seneca          217
Cnx               216
Williams        184

To date, a total of 8,778 Marcellus permits have been issued.

1 comment:

  1. Concerned ScientistDecember 22, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    I guess this means that 110 companies are colluding on the shale gas Ponzi scheme. Clever of them to disguise this so brilliantly as a profitable endeavor. And getting Shell (East) and Chevron (Atlas) to near to top of the list was a stroke of genius. Because one might ask why those hugely profitable companies would want any part of a Ponzi scheme. :)))

    The Marcellus Shale is one of the biggest economic and environmental success stories of the last 30 years. Without the Marcellus there is no way they are closing all those coal plants. In fact without the Marcellus they would be building more coal plants, removing more mountaintops, adding more air pollution and polluting more streams. Those fighting shale gas are (perhaps unwittingly) fighting for the coal companies and all that comes with coal power.