I remember reading about the cement issues also - maybe search the DEP website and Tribune Review. I think there is information on those sites. I think one of the issues was in Butler County. Sorry I don't have more definite information…"
"@ Industry Watcher: I would be curious to know more regarding the Rex cement issues. Do you have a source where I could read more? Since you seem to have knowledge in this area I wonder do you work within the…"
"Defective cement on a Rex well is unfortunately not unheard of. They experimented with some different blends a few years back, but I was under the impression it was before the Derry wells. I could be wrong."
"DEP has investigated and still tests water in the area at regular intervals. Residents currently with methane have water tests taken BEFORE gas drilling that state Zero methane. Shallow well drilled by Rex off of Uschak Road has been…"
"I sure hope you are not replying to me because Williams DID admit that I lost my water due to their drilling - when I called them they explained exactly what happened and exactly when I lost my water. (I didn't know right away because I…"
"Can you prove that? Derry Township has historically had issues with coalbed methane NATURALLY migrating into the fresh water aquifers. I find it hard to believe that even a defective shallow well could cause methane to seep into your…"
"The gas co. employee's definitely drive like maniacs. I think most of them are sub contractors though.
I have to agree with Carol, I would much rather see gas wells than more houses. I moved to Derry so I could get away…"
"I know it's the gas drillers too - some of them drive like they are in Texas, but the locals don't help matters any either.
At least Action For Animals moved - so now that's not reducing the value of the houses up there.
"I don't mean to be difficult Carol, but I am laughing. I do agree about the roads and the driving, but it is the gas drillers and their subcontractors too!!! Just a month or so ago I was in my car with my kids and a halliburton…"
"I guess that did not come out right. I own 2.7 acres with a home on it. I am not a landowner in the sense that I don't have a rig on my property nor did I have the option to decide right of ways, etc.
I understand your concerns about the water and hope things work out. However, I think the quiet country sounds and country living were disrupted years ago when so many of the farmers and other landowners sold off lots and allowed the building…"
I'm not sure I understand. What do you have leased to Williams if you are not a landowner?
I hope you get your water problems fixed. Sounds like Williams is taking care of Carol pretty well. I have…"
"Yes Brian I am leased with Williams. I am not a landowner though. Just a concerned party. I have a well 800 ft. from my front door. I have lived drilling beginning to end (construction, drilling, flaring ALL 800 ft…"
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