Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. tour

Last week, Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. gave a tour of its natural gas well operations in Susquehanna County. State regulators from New York and Pennsylvania attended, including Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff. It was the first time Cabot opened its drilling operations in the county to the public. About 20 people attended, including Susquehanna County Commissioner MaryAnn Warren.

Featured during the tour were separate locations where pipe will be laid, a drill in operation, a compressor station and a gas producing well. Cabot expects to lay about 10 miles of pipe.

After the tour ended, Wolff said that he found adequate safeguards for the environment. He also said revenue created by natural gas drilling could help struggling farmers keep their farms.

-- By Josh Mrozinski

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