Illinois To Address 20% Of Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells

Illinois is set to begin plugging, capping and reclaiming up to 20-percent of the orphaned oil and gas wells in rural communities around the state.  The process will be paid for with funds from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.  The state is receiving 25-million-dollars as part of the remediation efforts.  Illinois has more than four-thousand orphaned oil wells.