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Fracking involved in out of control gas well blow out in Pennsylvania

Apr 20, 3:12 PM EDT
Drilling fluid gushes from northern Pa. gas well

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM
Associated Press

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A blowout at a natural gas well in rural northern Pennsylvania spilled thousands of gallons of chemical-laced water Wednesday, contaminating a stream and forcing the evacuation of seven families who live nearby as crews struggled to stop the gusher.

Chesapeake Energy Corp. lost control of the well site near Canton, in Bradford County, around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, officials said. Tainted water continued to flow from the site Wednesday afternoon, though workers finally managed to prevent any more of it from reaching the stream. read more

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Leaked email from Cameron CEO Jack B. Moore: Deepwater Horizon

From: Harrell, Rosemary On Behalf Of Moore, Jack B
Sent: 20 April 2011 16:05
Subject: Letter from Jack Moore
Importance: High

April 20, 2011

Dear Fellow Employees,

A year ago today a tragic accident on the Deepwater Horizon took the lives of 11 men and injured many others.

One year later, our industry still mourns the loss of Jason Anderson, Dale Burkeen, Donald Clark, Stephen Curtis, Gordon Jones, Roy Wyatt Kemp, Karl Kleppinger, Blair Manuel, Dewey Revette, Shane Roshto and Adam Weise. Examination of the causes and consequences of the accident continues, as does the evaluation of its ongoing impact on the energy industry and our national economy. read more

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Shell Halves Nigerian Gas Flaring With New Units Through 2010

By Eduard Gismatullin

April 19 (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc, operator of Nigeria’s largest oil fields, halved gas flaring in the African country between 2002 and 2010 after installing gathering infrastructure.

Associated gas flaring, or burning off the fuel pumped together with crude oil production, declined to less than 300 million cubic feet a day down from about 600 million feet a day over the eight-year period, Shell said on its website. Worldwide, the company increased flaring by 32 percent in 2010 from a year earlier on higher output in Nigeria and the start of a project in Iraq, it said in its Sustainability Report. read more

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