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Toxins confirmed in Australia coal-seam gas wells

Reuters Africa

Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:59pm GMT

SYDNEY Nov 18 (Reuters) – An Australian coal-seam gas company owned by Royal Dutch Shell and PetroChina Co Ltd has confirmed the presence of toxins in three wells in an Australian project.

Arrow Energy said in a statement released to the Australian stock exchange on Thursday that trace amounts of so-called BTEX group chemicals, which include benzene, had been found in the wells in Bowen Basin coal fields of northern Queensland state.

Arrow Energy is leading the development of a project that aims to turn coal-seam gas into liquefied natural gas for export, at an estimated cost of $10 billion for the first phase. read more

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Shell’s Anacortes Refinery Has Hydrogen Sulfide Leak

By Aaron Clark and Samantha Zee – Nov 17, 2010 8:06 PM GMT+0000

Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Puget Sound refinery in Anacortes, Washington, released hydrogen sulfide from a flare line in the crude unit, state regulators said.

The emission occurred at about 7 p.m. local time yesterday, according to a report filed with the Northwest Clean Air Agency. An estimated 137 pounds of hydrogen sulfide was released, Lyn Tober, a chemical engineer with the agency, said in an e-mail.

“They are installing a clamp on the line,” Tober said. “There was no injury, fire, or explosion causing or resulting from this release.” read more

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