Who’s drilling where? StateImpact’s interactive app answers that question, by tracking every single Marcellus Shale well in Pennsylvania. The app tells you who owns each well, what violations drillers have been cited for, and allows you to read articles we’ve published about drilling near the site’s location.
The interactive map allows users to search for wells by company or location, and includes a separate map devoted to tracking what violations are happening where.
Each well has its own specific URL you can link to or share via Twitter and Facebook. If you think there’s more we need to know about the drilling site, there’s a space for you to share comments, stories or pictures.
Our app is based on data from DEP’s website. The department updates production information twice a year, and refreshes violation reports about once a month. Data covering the first six months of 2012 became available in mid-August; the next update will come in February.
Some context on the app’s information: StateImpact Pennsylvania initially only tracked wells that were actively producing gas. In June 2012, we updated the app to display every drilled well. That gives a more accurate portrayal of drilling activity.