Carbon Offsets that Work: Projects and Initiatives Making a Difference
Well Done Foundation: McCleary Unit #001 Project
ProjectType: Abandoned Gas and Oil Well
Location: Bath Township, Summit County, Ohio
NetZero is working with the Well Done Foundation, a nonprofit that specializes in capping abandoned oil and gas wells, to bring you the McCleary Unit #001 project.
The McCleary #001 well, located in Bath Township, Summit County, Ohio, was drilled by Pine Top, Inc. in July 1984 and reaches a depth of -3,734 feet. The well, however, has remained inactive for nearly half of a decade and is currently considered orphaned. Due to its state of disrepair, it releases significant amounts of methane and needs to be sealed. The climate benefits of plugging this well are calculated at >4,200 CO2e (more than 1,000 autos) per year of reduced emissions, using the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 20-Year Table.
Stopping methane that would have otherwise be released into the atmosphere.
SDG 13 – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts: By stopping methane leaks, this project contributes to limiting global average temperature increases to below 2 degrees C above pre-industrial levels.
SDG 15- Protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
Your NetZero pledge contributions go directly to helping the Well Done Foundation plug this well and restore the impacted surface area.
Well Done projects are assessed by the American Carbon Registry. The McCleary project will be submitted to ACR for approval once the well has been capped and data has been collected about its effectiveness.
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