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Pennsylvania to Investigate Chesapeake Natural Gas Well Fire

by Kenneth E. DuBose on July 15, 2010

Pennsylvania will investigate a July 13 natural gas fire on a Chesapeake Energy location in Susquehanna County:

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said on Wednesday it is looking into the cause of a July 13 fire at a natural gas well pad in Susquehanna County. The well was producing natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation through a pipeline away from the wellhead to a production unit where a valve failed, leaked natural gas and caught fire. “Fortunately, this incident does not appear to have caused any significant environmental contamination, thanks to the prompt response efforts of the local emergency responders and the company,” DEP Secretary John Hanger said, noting that no injuries or evacuations were reported as a result of the incident.

Read Full Article: Pennsylvania Investigates Gas Fire – reuters.com

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