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Wednesday, September 30, 2015


83 Water Samples Received to Date; No Additional Detections of Isopropanol or MBAS

WEXFORD, Pa. (Sept. 30) – JKLM Energy, LLC issued the following update to the public regarding the company’s continuing response to the release of drilling chemicals at its Sweden Township, Potter County wellpad. These updates and related information are available at a project-specific website:

As of September 29, 2015, JKLM Energy, LLC has received a total of 83 lab results from water sources near the Reese Hollow 118 wellpad. As reported previously, only one source has been found with detectable isopropanol. 

A total of seven samples have been found with traces of methylene blue activated substances (MBAS) above the laboratory detection limit. All of the sources with detectable MBAS are well below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s non-health based secondary drinking water standard.

 As cited in previous updates, MBAS are analyzed to determine the general presence of soap-like constituents contained in the surfactant that was placed in the wellbore.

Seventy-one samples had no detectable levels of isopropanol or MBAS.

JKLM is continuing to work closely with local officials as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to limit the release’s impact to the community and restore the local water aquifer to pre-drilling quality. Local residents with questions or who notice a change in their water quality may contact Dean Boorum, JKLM's community liaison, at (814) 598-3960.

The JKLM Community Outreach office is open at 200 N. West St. in Coudersport and will be staffed from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The public is invited to visit the office to talk with project managers, and view maps and related information about the company’s response efforts.

JKLM has been invited to a meeting scheduled for this evening by representatives of a public interest group. In light of the company’s significant and ongoing efforts to communicate with affected individuals, local government leaders, the media and the public, JKLM does not believe this forum represents the best opportunity to engage in constructive dialogue. Local residents who attend the meeting and come away with questions should feel free to contact JKLM in person at our community outreach office, by telephone, or through the contact form found on the company’s project website.

JKLM remains committed to its partnership with local residents, as well as to open lines of communication with local and state officials and affected property owners.

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About JKLM Energy, LLC: JKLM is a privately held oil and gas producer headquartered in Wexford, Pa. The company is conducting operations at locations in Potter County.


Anonymous said...

I like that part about the meeting tonight not being the best forum to engage in constructive dialogue. That is telling it like it is.
The facts of this are starting to emerge and take some of the sizzle out of the sensationalized accounts that were circulated by the crusaders. I'm guessing there are some elements who are actually disappointed that this is far from the catastrophe they described. Not defending the company, as they screwed up, but the facts that are emerging is that this was not some major environmental travesty.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the factual updates JKLM. You made a big mistake, but are being very honest and straightforward about everything and seem to be taking care of the problem quickly. Keep up the reporting and no more careless mistakes please.

Anonymous said...

You are going to accuse JKLM energy of being honest and straightforward.Well is it five gallons ,53 gallons ,98 gallons of isopropanol and other chemicals that was used ?If you take 83 samples ,1 is polluted ,7 are only showing MBA and 71 show no traces what happened to the results of the other 4 samples?
Error,lies, obfuscation or combination of all three?You have a known incident (illegal use of chemical) on Sept.18 but do not report it to the boro water authority until 5 days later.
I may be a dumb hillbilly but I can sense a lot of deception and lack of environmental concern here.

Anonymous said...


If you want to know who JKLM is, it is Terry Pegula - yes, the same person who owns the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, etc...Let's talk about WHO is really on point for these issues...

Anonymous said...

They cut a corner and it came back to bite them on the ass. How many corners did they cut in the past and how many people did they pay off in the process ? They FOREVER ruined the property values in that area regardless of what they say the testing results are.