If you discover an abandoned well, DEP is available to ensure that it has been properly identified and that any potential environmental, health and safety issues are addressed, as resources allow. You can contact DEP by calling one of the Oil and Gas District offices at Meadville District Office: 814.332.6860
Pennsylvania Expects $400 Million in Infrastructure Funds to Begin Plugging Thousands of Abandoned Oil Wells Stacey Burling, June 11, 2023
Plugging Pennsylvania’s Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells January 27, 2023
NETL Story Map Rediscovery of Abandoned Wells in the World's First Oil Field
PA Environmental Digest Blog - Federal Infrastructure Well Plugging (Feb 7, 2022)
Unplugged - Pittsburgh Post Gazette - April 3, 2020
Old oil and gas sites are a climate menace. Meet the company that owns more of America’s decaying wells than any other. By Zachary R. Mider and Rachel Adams-Heard of Bloomberg Green
With Billions in Federal Dollars, Will Pennsylvania Finally Cap Its Abandoned, Polluting Oil Wells? (Capital & Main) - December 8, 2021
Surge in funds gives hope for plugging wells. How to distribute money next challenge for state. (By LAURA LEGERE AND ANYA LITVAK PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE)
Solar Energy Webinars Mostly for leaseing your land.
Healthy Macros, Healthy Streams! Penn State Extension Service
Who owns the stream in PA.
The title to the beds of public waters is held in trust by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the benefit of the public. In case of rivers and streams, the Commonwealth's ownership extends to ordinary low water mark, and the adjacent riparian landowner owns above the low water mark.
Repairing the Damage from Hazardous Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells - Ohio River Valley Institute
Well Plugging Liabilities by State
Impaired Streams [ Click on number 2 -- Click on red stream to get additional info. ]
Proposed new study area. -- Wolf Run
Who owns groundwater in Pennsylvania?
In Pennsylvania, as in most of the Eastern United States, the right to water is not a property right to which title can be acquired, but rather a "right of use" of the water resources, called the "usufructuary right." The usufructuary right is one of those in the bundle of rights that goes with property ownership.
SHARC—Shale Research Clearinghouse (beta) SHARC is a publicly accessible, curated clearinghouse for information on the economic, health, and environmental impacts of oil and gas development.
"Shale Gas and Oil Development" A presentation at Dickinson College by Anthony "Tony" Ingraffea of Cornell University discussing the gas industry myths, new research, leaking wells and effects of methane on Climate Change
A map that shows the locations of Abandoned Wells found by Venango PaSEC and wells plugged by DEP
See the Map