Currents - Energy Industry Insights: October 2019 #3

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Pennsylvania, CNX Reach $1.48M Settlement on Abandoned Wells -

"The order covers 141 conventional wells and five shale gas wells in Allegheny, Washington, Greene and Westmoreland counties."

Why this is important: The agreement between the PA Department of Environmental Protection and CNX represents the early stages of state regulators’ efforts to address a longstanding issue of plugging abandoned and orphaned wells in their states. Regulators in Pennsylvania and West Virginia have been devoting more energy to addressing the large numbers of wells that are not producing gas or oil, but have never been plugged....

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