DEP Received Good Samaritan Abandoned Oil & Gas Well Plugging Proposal In Tioga County

The Department of Environmental Protection received a proposal from SWN Production Company to plug an abandoned oil and gas well in Liberty Township, Tioga County (Nov. 2 PA Bulletin, page 6583)

The well is an assumed 1930’s era orphaned well in a wooded area, with adjacent agricultural fields to the south and bordered in all directions by agricultural fields and woodlands, and further to the west by Urban Road. The well plugging project will affect an area of less than 1 acre. Complete project proposal was received on October 16, 2019.

DEP is accepting comments on the proposal.  A copy of the proposal is available for inspection at the DEP Northwest Regional Office at 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

DEP regularly receives proposals under the state Environmental Good Samaritan Act Program for both mine reclamation and oil and gas well plugging.

The Good Samaritan Program is for landowners, citizens, watershed associations, environmental organizations and governmental entities who do not have a legal responsibility to reclaim abandoned lands, abate water pollution or plug abandoned wells, but are interested in addressing these problems.

Click Here to use DEP’s interactive GIS map to show Good Samaritan oil and gas well projects (orange squares).

Click Here for a map of mine reclamation projects. Click Here for a list of projects.

Visit DEP’s Abandoned & Orphan Well Program webpage for more information. Questions about well plugging through the Environmental Good Samaritan Act can be addressed by contacting the DEP Bureau of Oil and Gas Planning and Program Management or the district office where the project is located.


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