Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cabot Oil & Gas Responds to Pennsylvania Lawsuit

...aka CHUTZPAH!

HOUSTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG) today announced it has learned that a lawsuit has been filed by a group of Dimock residents who are claiming damage to their property and to water supplies.

Cabot has successfully drilled and completed dozens of natural gas wells in the Dimock area. These activities are heavily regulated pursuant to the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act and other environmental laws and regulations. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has the responsibility to administer and enforce these laws and to ensure the protection of the residents and the environment. Cabot recently entered into a consent order and agreement with the DEP to provide further assurance that its activities are conducted in full compliance with DEP-administered environmental protection laws. "Cabot continues to cooperate with the DEP to ensure protection of residents and their property," said Dan O. Dinges, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "While we respect the right of any resident to seek a judicial solution for a legitimate issue, we see no merit in these claims and are disappointed that these citizens felt it necessary to proceed in this fashion. We do not believe this matter will impact our continuing operations in the area."

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, headquartered in Houston, Texas is a leading independent natural gas producer with its entire resource base located in the continental United States. For additional information, visit the Company's Internet homepage at

SOURCE Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation

Ken Komoroski, of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, +1-412-355-6556



  1. This is sickening. But it is typical of gas companies. As long as they think they can operate without being found out, or push the legal limits as far as possible without concern for people or the environment, they feel self-righteous. No ethics or moral behavior to be found ever.

  2. Yes! It's unreal!
    Our government MUST start working for us!
    The insult to democracy this industry is getting away with is beyond shameful.



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