Chevron Still Trying To Contain Natural-Gas Well Fire
By Daniel Gilbert
Chevron Corp. was still trying Wednesday morning to put out a fire at a natural-gas well in southwestern Pennsylvania, a day after an explosion that injured one worker and left another missing.
“It’s still burning,” said John Poister, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The fire is limited to the well site, in Dunkard Township, about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh.
The blaze is having an impact on Chevron’s operations in the Marcellus Shale, a massive deposit of natural gas that runs beneath much of Pennsylvania.
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