Dec 24: The families that were evacuated due to the massive gas leak at the Triad Hunter pad in Monroe County, OH are allowed to return to their home.
Dec 23: The PA DEP responds to an anonymous complaint in reference to a fire on CNX's Crum NV 55 AHS in Washington County, PA. CNX did not report the fire to the department
although serious damage occurred.
Dec 23: Colorado-based Vantage Energy is forced to pay nearly $1 million in fines for damage to streams that was caused by a landslide and wastewater spill at a well pad in Greene County, PA
Dec 22: XTO is fined $2.3 million for violations of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and will spend an estimated $3 million to restore eight sites damaged by unauthorized discharges of fill material into streams and wetlands in connection with hydraulic fracturing operations in WV.
Dec 22: Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company is fined around $800.000 for violations in Pike, Potter, Susquehanna, and Wayne Counties in PA. The violations include discharge of sediment into protected waterways.
Dec 19: Two workers are killed (Gary Keenen, 26, of Ada, and Kelsey Bellah, 27, of Tulsa) and three
injured (two critically) after an explosion at a rig near Colgate, OK.
Dec 17: [video] A crew called in from TX is unable to control the gas leak at the Triad Hunter well pad in Monroe County, OH. Families are told to expect to be out of their homes for at least another 7 days.
Dec 15: Rex Energy (Re Gas Dev) is cited by the PA DEP for SWMA301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste at a site in Butler County, PA.
Dec 14: [video] 30 homes are evacuated within a mile and an half after a gas leak at the Triad Hunter pad in Monroe County, OH.
Dec 11: Contractors working in the Marcellus Shale are forced to pay nearly $4.5 million in back pay to 5,310 workers in Pennsylvania and West Virginia after an investigation that found violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
Dec 11: David Nesbitt, 51, of Wilkes-Barre, was killed after his water tanker slid on ice in Susquehanna County, PA.
Dec 11: XTO is ordered by the DEP to cease and desist in well construction on the Cratty Unit, in Butler County PA, after they were found to operating without the proper permits.
Dec 11: [video] A large gas leak at a Comstock Resources well in Burleson County, TX causes the evacuation of 25-30 homes within a 2-mile radius. It leaked gas at the rate of 2,700 cubic feet per hour
Dec 5: Wpx Energy Appalachia is cited by the DEP for OGA 3218(A) - Failure to restore or replace a public or private water supply affected by a well operator in Westmoreland County, PA
Dec 4: Markwest is caught operating a compressor station in Westmoreland County, PA without the proper permits.
Dec 4: Chesapeake is cited by the DEP for 78.85 - Inadequate, insufficient, and/or improperly installed cement, 78.73B - Excessive casing seat pressure, and OGA 3217(B) - Failure to prevent migration of gas or fluids into sources of fresh water causing pollution or diminution. Failure to properly case and cement well through a fresh water-bearing strata in regulated manner or depth in Bradford County, PA.
Dec 3: The DEP fines Cabot $120,00 for an explosion at a well site in Susquehanna County, PA that caused around 2,835 gallons of wastewater to spill, some escaping containment and reaching nearby soil, according to the DEP. One worker suffered burns.
Dec 3: Trimont Energy is cited by the DEP for 78.85 - Inadequate, insufficient, and/or improperly installed cement at a well in Venango County, PA.
Dec 1: A Regency Energy compressor station explodes around 4 am in Susquehanna County, PA