Archive for category 3 – Gas Drilling

Environmental Quality Board Opens Public Comment Period on Proposed Oil and Gas Regulations

News for Immediate Release   Dec. 12, 2013   Environmental Quality Board Opens Public Comment Period on Proposed Oil and Gas Regulations, Will Hold Public Hearings DEP to Host Informational Webinars   Harrisburg – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Environmental Quality Board announced today that the public comment period for a proposed […]

PA DEP debunks anti-fracking water pollution claim

Washington Times The latest attempt to tie fracking to water pollution in northern Pennsylvania has been debunked by state regulators. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on Monday announced that, after a 16-month investigation, there’s no evidence to connect natural gas drilling with high levels of methane found in private water supplies in the small […]

DEP Compressor Station Permit Review

DEP Review Memo_4 Susqu Co Compressor Stations.pdf

Susquehanna County family sues WPX Energy over possible well contamination

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Another dispute has surfaced from the gas-rich ground beneath northern Pennsylvania. A Susquehanna County family filed a federal lawsuit this week against Oklahoma-based WPX Energy, accusing the firm of causing contaminants to seep into their private well as a result of allegedly negligent drilling practices at two natural gas pads. In the […]

Judge halts zoning limits in Pa. gas drilling law

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A state judge is ordering a temporary halt to portions of Pennsylvania’s new Marcellus Shale law that limit the power of municipalities to regulate the booming natural gas exploration industry. Judge halts zoning limits in Pa. gas drilling law | Press & Sun-Bulletin | Commonwealth Court Senior Judge Keith Quigley issued […]

EPA Says No Evidence Fracking Polluted Water In Rural Pa.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found no evidence that hydraulic fracturing caused ground water contamination in a hamlet in rural Pennsylvania. The finding could be a major impetus to further expansion of the lucrative but controversial practice throughout the country. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a drilling technique for natural gas in which high volumes […]

HB-1950 – Act 13

Download HB1950 in Word Format Download HB1950 in PDF Format § 2314.  Distribution of fee. (a)  Establishment.‑‑There is established a fund in the State Treasury to be known as the Unconventional Gas Well Fund to be administered by the commission. (b)  Deposit.‑‑All fees imposed and collected under this chapter shall be deposited into the fund […]

Introduction to Horizontal Directional Drilling

One construction method Williams utilizes to minimize environmental or community impacts is a procedure known as horizontal directional drilling. Horizontal directional drilling is a form of trenchless technology that allows pipelines to be installed underground while minimizing surface disruption. Directional drilling is used when trenching or excavating is not practical, such as in sensitive environmental […]


Williams is a diversified, independent energy producer. We specialize in producing natural gas and oil from tight-sands and shale formations, as well as from coal bed methane reserves. We are developing new wells in Colorado, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Wyoming, New Mexico and Texas. We also have international interests in Argentina and Colombia. Download Williams “Exploration […]

An Introduction to Natural Gas

Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel used for power generation today. As demand for energy increases, expanded use of natural gas can help improve air quality across the country, especially when used to replace more polluting energy sources. Download Williams “Introduction to Natural Gas” Fact Sheet