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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Division of Oil and Gas
State Bid Well Program

The Division of Oil and Gas plugs and abandons orphan wells identified by division inspection and prioritizes wells based on environmental and/or safety impact.  Funding for the plugging programs is generated by bond forfeitures.  Through this program, the division has plugged more than 3,400 wells at no cost to the citizens of the Commonwealth.