Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)
PA DEP hassles Mariner East 2 pipeline project over Snitz Creek spill of what amounts to harmless kitty litter.
Once again the Mariner East 2 pipeline project is up Snitz Creek…without a paddle? There have been a number of “inadvertent returns” or mud spills in Snitz Creek, place where drilling mud is used to grease a drill bit for drilling holes under the creek. Mud has popped up where it’s not supposed to. Some of the mud spills have been, literally, just a couple of gallons. NOTHING. A recent spill on Oct. 19 was for 200 gallons.