Gas firms prodded for not complying with state’s rulesBy DAVID THOMPSON - email@example.com
STATE COLLEGE - Gas companies are learning not to fool with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission.
During its quarterly meeting Thursday in State College, the commission accepted payments from three gas companies for not complying with state regulations regarding the withdrawal of water used for gas drilling.
The commission requires permits to withdraw water from any water source to be used for gas drilling.
Texas-based Novus Operating LLC began constructing two wells in Tioga County without receiving the proper water withdrawal permits from the commission, according to Thomas W. Beauduy, commission deputy director.
The company was ordered to cease construction and penalized $100,000, Beauduy said. More...