Marcellus Shale Reports

 

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For information about the Natural Gas drilling anomaly of Jan-Feb 2019, test results and other information from the time surrounding the event are available here.

Recent Reports

The results below represent our natural gas completions (NG completions) sample results to date. We test before, during and after a well completion event to ensure the water quality does not deviate from average background levels. For a complete list of analytes and methods, see NG completions analyte list. The results to date file will be updated periodically with new results as they are received from our certified lab.

CNX ENERGY UPDATES

2020

2019

2018

2016 - 2017

CONSOL ENERGY UPDATES 2014 - 2015

PDF icon Consol Report March 2015

PDF icon Consol Report January 2015

PDF icon Consol Report August 2014

PDF icon Consol Report June 30, 2014

PDF icon Consol Report April 21, 2014

PDF icon Consol Report March 24, 2014

PDF icon Consol Report February 24,2014

PDF icon Consol Report January 17, 2014

 

AIR QUALITY REPORTS

 

NATURAL GAS WELL DRILLING

PDF icon Marcellus Gas Well Drilling Progress

PDF icon Gas Well and Compressor Station Updates

 

FRAC FLUID INFORMATION

PDF icon HCl Rev4

PDF icon DAP-901-1

PDF icon DWP-612-1

PDF icon DWP-938-1

PDF icon DWP-944-3

PDF icon Granusil msds

 

GOVENOR'S MARCELLUS SHALE ADVISORY COMMISSION

PDF icon Govenor's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission

 

STUDY FINDS NO PROVEN ADVERSE EFFECTS OF FRACKING

A study named Hydraulic Fracturing: Meeting the Nation’s Energy Needs While Protecting Groundwater Resources by the National Groundwater Association finds no “definitively documented” cases of widespread adverse water quality or quantity problems attributable to hydrologic fracturing by the oil and gas industry. The study is consistent with the 2013 AWWA white paper.

Water and Hydraulic Fracturing” which found that there were likely to be no such impacts if fracking is done in accordance with state and federal standards and industry best practices. Like the AWWA report, the NGWA report stresses the importance of properly constructing wells, sealing abandoned wells, effectively managing water use and managing wastewaters at the surface.

 

Drilling Impact on Water Quality

Beaver Run water untainted by shale gas wells, tests show

Drilling has had little impact on Beaver Run Reservoir water quality

 

INCIDENT REPORTS

PDF icon Gaut Water Based Mud Release 02-27-2015

PDF icon Shallow Well Brine Release Report 10-7-2014

PDF icon Hutchinson #5710 Well Incident 08-12-14

PDF icon CONSOL Energy Shaw Incident 06-12-2014

PDF icon CONSOL Energy Hutchinson Location Incident 06-10-2014

PDF icon CONSOL Energy Mamont Oil Spill Incident 04-22-2014

PDF icon CONSOL Energy MAWC Gaut Pad 02-06-2014

PDF icon Mamont 1 Drilling Pad Dike Breach 6-13-2013

PDF icon CNX Kuhns Well Pad Incident Report 6-01-2013

PDF icon CONSOL Energy Kuhns Well Pad Incident Report 8-2-2012

 

IUP MAGAZINE ARTICLE

PDF icon On Top of Marcellus-IUP Lends Expertise to Energy Industry

 

TEST RESULTS FROM 1/26/19 drilling issue at Beaver Run Reservoir 

This section is intended to gather test results and other pertinent information from MAWC regarding the CNX Natural Gas drilling pressure anomaly at the Shaw 1G well on Jan-Feb 2019.

On August 20, 2020 DEP released information that it and CNX have reached a settlement of violations stemming from this incident.

CNX Shaw NOV letter

 

To date, all results indicate normal background levels of 179 substances and parameters tested for. Test results are posted below.

While every effort is made to keep this information current, you may wish to consult the Department of Environmental Protection and CNX for new information. 

TESTING DATA

Prior to any deep well being fractured on MAWC property, weekly sampling of the reservoir begins a month before the commencement of hydraulic fracturing. This is to establish a baseline of water test results. Please see the maps below for sampling sites.

After receiving notice of the Shaw pad incident, MAWC commenced daily testing until CNX provided notice that the well had been successfully remediated. Testing continues three times a week.

AIR TESTING RESULTS

mawc-iup_air_quality_report_of_12_february_2019.pdf

mawc-iup_air_quality_report_of_27_february_2019_vf.pdf

mawc-iup_quarterly_report_1_28_feb_2019.pdf

 

WATER TESTING RESULTS

May 7 updates

5.7 update esl reservoir analyses.pdf

5.7 update iup lab data.pdf

5.7 update iup field data.pdf

5.7 update online monitors.pdf

5.7 update mawc wtp analyses.pdf

5.7 update mawc analyses reservoir and creek samples.pdf

 

March 22 updates

3-22_update_esl_reservoir_analyses_during_frack_incident.pdf

3-22_update_mawc_plant_online_monitors.pdf

3-22_update_mawc_wtp_analyses.pdf

3-22_update MAWC Analyses Reservoir and Creek Samples.pdf

iup_lab_data.pdf

iup_field_data.pdf

 

Original files

ESL: Reservoir Analyses During Frack/Incident.pdf

iup_lab_data.pdf

iup_field_data.pdf

mawc_plant_online_monitors_nov-jan.pdf

mawc_plant_online_monitors_february.pdf

mawc_plant_online_monitors_march.pdf

mawc_wtp_analyses.pdf

mawc_analyses_reservoir_and_creek_samples.pdf

 

MAWC SAMPLE SITE MAP

IUP MAP OF SAMPLE SITES

PRESENTATION

Please see the attached slides about the 179 substances and parameters that MAWC tests for, and a description of CNX's Shaw Pad pressure anomaly. 

3.8_slides.pdf

WATER WELL TESTING

The PA Department of Environmental Protection has asked that questions about private water well testing be referred to Dan Counahan, Program Manager in Oil and Gas at 412 442-4006.

A CNX contractor contacted homeowners within a 1-mile radius around the conventional oil and gas wells that were flared during the event and offered to screen such wells to ensure there were no impacts. For questions, please call the DEP at the number above.