Shale Gas Violations Down as DEP Steps up Inspections

August 31, 2015 Trib Total Media
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Pennsylvania oil and gas producers pinched by the lowest prices in years are not catching any breaks from state regulators.

The Department of Environmental Protection’s oil and gas office conducted 1,700 more inspections during the first seven months of the year, an 11 percent increase over the same period in 2014, according to department data.

A boost in office staff last year and a big slowdown in drilling because of low prices have given inspectors time to eyeball more wells and related records. New wells require more inspections during drilling and fracking…

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