Leadership

Great Gas Fields.

Issue 22 and Volume 1889 6.

Great Gas Fields. “The Bellevemon field,” says the Pittsburgh Dispatch, “runs for a distance of about seven miles along the fifth anticlinal, with an average width of about three miles, or about 21 square miles, with the southwest crosscut giving about 20 square miles more of territory, making in all a field of about 26,240 acres. Thousands of acres are already leased, there being, in fact, but little land that gives any promise whatever that has not been secured by one or other of the companies. “In^the entire district 22 wells have been completed, of which six were dry, not producing any gas, even when through the last sand. The Bellevemon Company drilled six, of which two were dry; the Bellwood and Monongahela City Light and Heat Company drilled four, of which one is dry, and one (the Croll well), inside the borough limits, is of light pressure ; the…

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