Flurry of Class II Well Permitting Expands Disposal Options
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued permits for three Class II underground injection control (UIC) wells in Pennsylvania. Class II UIC wells are permitted for the injection of fluids associated with oil and natural gas production, including produced salt water or brine fluid. The EPA’s issuance of these three permits is notable given the relative scarcity of permitted brine disposal wells in Pennsylvania. The permitted wells are located in Brady Township, Highland Township and Cranberry Township and the permittees include Windfall Oil and Gas, Seneca Resources Corp. and Stonehaven Energy Management, respectively.