drilling rig accidents

Gas Drilling in Pennsylvania: Boom or Bust??

Conflicting reports on the gas drilling industry in Pennsylvania surfaced on the same day.  One report noted “gushers” at gas drilling rig sites in Bradford and Susquehanna Counties.  The New York Times published a front page article citing various...

Drilling Rig Gas Tax Deadline?

Should Pennsylvania impose a tax on the gas drilling industry?  Governor Tom Corbett says “No” but he awaits a report from a Commission reviewing the issue.  The Commission report is due out in late July, 2011.  However, the State budget is due to be...

Gas Drilling Concerns: Smog and Air Pollution???

Gas drilling rig accidents and injury are obvious concerns in the gas drilling business.  Water pollution has also become a major concern.  Now reports are out that smog and air pollution may be greater concerns as the number of gas drilling rigs increase throughout...

Towns Pass Gas Drilling Ordinances

In continuing efforts to regulate the gas drilling industry in the face of limited Commonwealth regulations, local municipalities are passing ordinances designed to regulate gas drilling within township borders.  Many of the local ordinances are in the form of zoning...

Drilling Rig Accident Investigation Continues

Investigation of the recent drilling rig accident in LeRoy, Bradford County Pennsylvania which caused uncontrolled leakage of drill rig liquids continues.  The drill rig company is placing blame on other companies involved at the drill drill rig site for causing the...

Hunting Lands To See More Gas Drilling Rigs

Vowing to maintain State game land areas that contain wetlands, streams and certain wild life habitat, the Pennsylvania Fish and Game Commission has opened additional acreage for gas drilling rig construction and exploration.  Fees received for leasing state game...

Drilling Rig Companies Contributing To Economy

As the battle over taxation of drilling rig /gas producing companies heats up in Pennsylvania opponents of the tax are citing major economic contributions to the State’s economy.   Anti-tax advocates claim that the gas drilling industry has already contributed...