Equitrans Midstream Corp. has flooded a natural gas storage well that had leaked for more than 10 days, releasing over 1 Bcf into the atmosphere, according to preliminary estimates. 


Spokesperson Natalie Cox told NGI the leak was discovered on Nov. 6. The company worked through a series of setbacks with Texas-based Cudd Well Control to stop the leak at the Rager Mountain Storage facility in Cambria County’s Jackson Township, about 70 miles east of Pittsburgh. No injuries were reported and area residents were not ordered to evacuate at any time.

Equitrans said crews flooded the well Nov. 19 to stop the flow of natural gas and placed one of two planned plugs. A second plug was set on Nov. 20 and cement was pumped into the wellbore above the plugs. 

Equitrans technicians...