Pennsylvania’s Gas Fields Ramp Up For More Drilling In 2018
Amy Sisk/StateImpact Pennsylvania
Washington County resident Frank Brownlee stands behind his house, where a rig on the hill behind him is drilling natural gas wells.
Activity in Pennsylvania’s gas fields slowed in recent years amid low prices, but operators ramped up drilling in 2017, and they’re expecting to drill even more in the new year.
The site of some of the state’s newest gas wells lies atop a Washington County hill in Frank Brownlee’s backyard.
Brownlee, 68, lives a quarter-mile away and operates a trucking business next to his house.
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