Energy Corporation of America Won't Pursue UIC Project In Preston Co.


Energy Corporation of America says they won’t be planning to put an underground injection well in Preston County, following months of investigation into the project by the company.

ECA was looking to turn an old natural gas well near Masontown into a Class II Underground Injection Well. That would have essentially taken water from hydraulic fracturing processes and injected it in the ground there.
“In the end, our exploration simply concluded this well is not a good candidate for conversion to a Class II injection well at this time,” said ECA spokewoman Jennifer Viewig.

The proposal was met with criticism from the Friends of Decker’s Creek watershed organization. The Friends of Deckers Creek said the proposal would have done harm to the watershed.

ECA spent nearly a year in the investigation stage.