XTO Well in Ohio Still Spewing Natural Gas After Blowout

XTO Well in Ohio Still Spewing Natural Gas After Blowout

Crews were still working Tuesday on a plan to cap a Utica Shale well that XTO Energy Inc. and its contractors lost control of last Thursday in Ohio’s Belmont County.

February 20, 2018

Encana Assessing NatGas Well Blowout in Duvernay

Encana Corp. continued to work Tuesday afternoon to bring a sour natural gas and condensate well in the Kaybob area in the Duvernay formation under control following a blowout one day before.

September 22, 2015

Post-Macondo GOM Oversight Warranted, LLOG Exec Tells House Committee

Developing oil and natural gas resources in the Gulf of Mexico hasn’t been hindered by rules enacted since the Macondo well blowout that clearly were needed, an offshore industry executive told Republican House members Tuesday in New Orleans.

September 15, 2015

BP Facing $13.7B Macondo Penalty, But Response Efforts Not Reckless, Says Judge

BP plc is facing up to $13.7 billion in penalties for violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) for the Macondo well blowout in 2010, but the maximum fine is billions less than some had predicted.

January 16, 2015

Magnum Hunter Reports Blowout at Ohio Utica Shale Well

Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. on Saturday lost control of its Stalder 3UH, a key Utica Shale well for the company in Monroe County, OH, in a blowout threatening three other wells on the pad that’s likely to delay year-end production.

December 15, 2014

Carrizo Fined for Two Separate Spills in NE Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has fined Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. $192,044 for two separate incidents that occurred in the northeast part of the state last year.

June 20, 2014

Colorado Energy Industry Rebuffs Governor’s Legislative Compromise on Local Drilling Control

The oil and gas industry and other businesses are pushing back on Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s attempt to promote a legislative compromise on the contentious issue of local control over drilling activity.

May 29, 2014

Explosion at Chevron in Pennsylvania Leaves One Injured, One Missing

State and local officials said an explosion early Tuesday at Chevron Appalachia LLC’s Lanco 7H well in Greene County, PA, was one of the worst the state has seen in modern history and the largest accident yet at an unconventional well in the state.

February 11, 2014

BSEE, Coast Guard Responding to Runaway GOM Well Event

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) are responding to a loss of well control event that occurred at 8:30 a.m. CST Thursday at Vermilion Block 356 in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), about 108 miles southwest of Lafayette, LA.

January 31, 2014

Study: Emissions Controls at Fracked Wells Are Working

The first of 16 methane emissions studies focusing on unconventional natural gas production and organized by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has been published and says that industry efforts to control emissions at well sites are having a significant impact.

September 17, 2013
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