Gas Drilling in PA on the Upswing in 2010

Real Estate Agent with Warren Real Estate 40SA1150031

We in the Southern Tier/Central New York area have been painfully aware lately of the increased activity and controversy surrounding the Marcellus Shale Natural Gas drilling.  In today's Ithaca Journal, a very stark picture unfolds, noting that in 2009, over 191 wells were drilled in PA, just south of us, and 787 permits were issued by that state's DEC.  The most active counties are Susquehanna, Bradford and Tioga, and the wells have proven to be "fruitful" in some cases.  However, the controversy rages on, as mishaps have also accrued on the score sheets of the gas companies behind the drilling initiatives.  See the Ithaca Journal for the full story.

Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production what we can to get rid of Mid East Oil Dependence.....go PA!

Jan 11, 2010 12:25 AM
Linda Santos
Warren Real Estate - Ithaca, NY
Realtor - Ithaca Fingerlakes NY Real Estate

Yes, that would be good.  Will it cost us our local water supply though?  This is not a trade-off that I am optimistic about.

Jan 11, 2010 12:37 AM
Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

Well they must protect the water and do the drilling both are important.

Jan 11, 2010 12:53 AM