Leidy Natural Gas Boom

Leidy Natural Gas Boom (HM18KN)

Location: Renovo, PA 17764 Clinton County
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N 41° 24.286', W 77° 55.343'

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Against expert advice, Dorcie Calhoun drilled Leidy Township's first successful deep gas well about a quartermile south of here. On January 8, 1950, the well hit natural gas at a depth of 5,659 feet, and for a time it brought up an estimated 15 million cubic feet per day. This news attracted national attention, and within months more than 30 companies and independents were drilling here before production ceased.
HM NumberHM18KN
Year Placed1975
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 10:29pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 255719 N 4587813
Decimal Degrees41.40476667, -77.92238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 24.286', W 77° 55.343'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 24' 17.16" N, 77° 55' 20.58" W
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Area Code(s)570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 39 Lou McCoys Ln, Renovo PA 17764, US
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