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Drillers did not report half of spills that led to fines

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Sean D. Hamill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Half the spills at Marcellus Shale well sites that resulted in fines weren’t spotted by gas companies, which are required by state law to look for and report spills of drilling-related fluids. That is one of the main conclusions of a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette review of hundreds of thousands of state and company documents for ...

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Cornell study: defects responsible for gas well leaks

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media A study released today by Cornell University found that defects in Pennsylvania’s gas wells are responsible for methane leaks that contribute to global warming. According to Climate Central, the study examined environmental compliance records from over 40,000 wells constructed between 2000 and 2012. About 9.1% of those wells were found to have defects that ...

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Cleanup continues for drilling leak near Marietta

By Mark Gillispie, Associated Press COLUMBUS: A Colorado-based energy company was cleaning up hundreds of gallons of oily fluid that leaked into a nearby creek while it was drilling an oil and gas well in southeast Ohio. An oil-based lubricant known as “mud” spewed from a well head Sunday during drilling for a hydraulic-fracturing well near Beverly, Ohio, just west of ...

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Leaking fracking well forces evacuations in Morgan County

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Dean Narciso, The Columbus Dispatch  A leaking Morgan County fracking well has forced the evacuation of area homeowners while emergency crews try to contain the natural gas and oil that apparently have reached a nearby creek. The leak was discovered Sunday evening, when initial reports said 10 gallons per minute were spilling from a well being drilled by PDC Energy of Colorado. Four ...

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Work continues at spill site

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By Nick Smith, Bismark Tribune Hundreds of barrels of fluid that leaked from a pipeline in western North Dakota have been contained, though regulators are unsure how much more will be recoverable by the company responsible for the spill. The North Dakota Department of Health was notified Saturday of the spill in Billings County about 10 miles south of Medora. Approximately ...

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Crude oil leak blamed for China water contamination

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BEIJING April 12 (Reuters) – A crude oil leak from a pipeline owned by a unit of China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) is to blame for water contamination that has affected more than 2.4 million people in the Chinese city of Lanzhou, media reported on Saturday. The official Xinhua news agency cited Yan Zijiang, Lanzhou’s environmental protection chief, as saying that a leak ...

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Sunoco oil pipeline leaks in Ohio nature preserve

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Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:28pm EDT By Edward McAllister March 18 (Reuters) – A major oil pipeline owned by Sunoco Logistics Partners LP leaked thousands of gallons of crude oil into a nature preserve in southwest Ohio late on Monday. Between 7,000 and 10,000 gallons (26,000-38,000 liters) of sweet crude leaked into the Oak Glen Nature Preserve about a quarter ...

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One killed, 7 hurt as gas-line blast devastates N.J. townhouse complex

EWING, N.J. – Family photos crashed to wood floors. Windows shattered. Insulation was hurled through the air and draped barren trees in sheets of pink. A gas explosion Tuesday afternoon transformed a townhouse complex into a dark landscape of destruction, killing one person and injuring at least seven utility workers. “I thought it was the end of the world,” said ...

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Gas no longer escaping from rig off La. coast

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The operator and federal regulators say the flow of natural gas, water and sand has been stopped at a drilling rig off Louisiana’s coast. EnVen Energy Ventures LLC and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Saturday that the flow was stopped about 7 p.m. Friday. BSEE says it was cut off less than 2 ...

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