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Table 2 Population estimates and RHUs within 200 m of active UGS wells

From: Population allocation at the housing unit level: estimates around underground natural gas storage wells in PA, OH, NY, WV, MI, and CA

State Wells (% total) with at least one RHU Uncapped RHUs PAR (PPA) PAR (ABODE) PAR (Uncapped ABODE) Well-level Wilcoxon Signed-Rank (Z)
Ho: PPA = ABODE
CA 41 (12%) 400 1216 895 939 3.11*
MI 668 (28%) 2027 4740 4283 5158 6.64***
NY 362 (38%) 996 2495 2393 2691 3.81**
OH 1680 (51%) 12,014 27,593 29,184 31,273 1.11 (p = 0.2)
PA 577 (43%) 3709 4996 7421 9336 −5.99***
WV 488 (33%) 1791 2012 3093 3853 0.79***
Total 3816 (41%) 20,937 43,052 48,126 53,250 12.5***
  1. *p = < 0.01; ** p = < 0.001; ***p = < 0.0001