CNX Will Restore About 140 Abandoned Wells In Pa.

Law360 (October 11, 2019, 4:48 PM EDT) -- CNX Gas Co. LLC agreed to post a roughly $1.5 million bond and work to plug and restore more than 140 abandoned well sites across four counties in Pennsylvania, the state's Department of Environmental Protection said Friday.

The agreement calls on CNX to plug at least 20 wells a year and provides penalties if the company fails to comply. The DEP accused CNX of violating the Oil and Gas Act's requirement that abandoned wells be quickly plugged.

"These settlements represent a major victory for Pennsylvania's citizens and our environment," DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell said in a statement.

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