2nd of 2 Gas Wells Sealed in Dunkard Township After Fatal Blast
Chevron says crews have capped the second southwestern Pennsylvania gas well that caught fire earlier this month.
Officials say the well that exploded and caught fire Feb. 11 in Greene County's Dunkard Township was capped Sunday. The blast killed Ian McKee, a technician who was working at the well pad when the fire broke out.
Chevron said the adjacent well that caught fire three days later was capped Tuesday afternoon.
The firm hired to cap the wells will assess the integrity of a third well and do any necessary repairs, part of which might involve flaring of gas.
Plugs are to be installed as protective barriers about 8,000 feet below the surface in all three wells to prevent gas pressure from reaching the well head.