Shale Gas and Publicly-owned Streambeds


Canoes on the bank of Susquehanna River

DCNR Policy  regarding shale gas development beneath publicly-owned streambeds.

 
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Publicly-owned Streambeds

Download a datasheet and a map of publicly-owned streambeds, or access an interactive map.

 
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has reviewed the public highway statutes and information complied by the Department of Environmental Protection to administer its Submerged Land License Agreement Program and develop the State Water Plan. Based on this information, DCNR has developed a list and map of waterways that are or may be navigable and, therefore, could require a lease. Operators should contact DCNR prior to development beneath any of these waterways to obtain a lease or determine the appropriate course of action if ownership of the bed of the waterway is in dispute.

Contract numbers in the table are links to documents in the Pennsylvania Treasury E-Contracts Library online.

River Tract No.
Contract no.
Operator name
Waterway
County(s)
Bonus
Acreage
Contract date:
1021
Chesapeake Appalachia LLC
Susquehanna River
Bradford
$6,152,000.00
1538.000
5/3/10
2004
Anadarko E&P Company LP
East Branch Wallis Run
Lycoming
$45,985.00
9.197
2/15/13
2
Anadarko E&P Company LP
Beech Creek
Centre
$298,100.00
59.620
2/19/13
2019
R.E. Gas Development
Connoquenessing Creek
Butler
$552,000.00
138.000
4/13/13
2030
EQT Production Company
Ten Mile Creek
Greene
$10,200.00
2.550
12/2/13
2025
Vantage Energy
Ten Mile Creek
Greene
$321,692.00
80.423
1/31/14
2029
XTO Energy Inc.
Black Lick Creek
Indiana
$74,800.00
18.700
2/25/14
2031
M-2102031-8
XTO Energy Inc.
Connoquenessing Creek
Butler
$56,800.0014.23/12/14
2009
Chevron Appalachia, LLC
Dunkard Creek
Greene
$228,000.00
57.000
3/12/14
2005
Chesapeake Appalachia LLC
Susquehanna River
Bradford & Wyoming
$4,368,000.00
1092.000
3/14/14
2026
M-2102026-08
CNX Gas Company LLC
E. Branch Mahoning Creek
Jefferson
$34,520.00
8.630
8/13/14
2027
CNX Gas Company LLC
Kiskiminetas River
Armstrong & Westmoreland
$175,920.00
43.980
8/13/14
2023
M-2102023-04
Tenmile Creek Oil & Gas LLC
South Fork Tenmile Creek
Greene
$76,800.00
19.200
10/10/14
2024
Energy Corporation of America
South Fork Tenmile Creek
Greene
$17,200.00
4.300
10/10/14