Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Another Marcellus Well Explosion - this time West Virginia

One thing we should know by now: natural gas explodes, whether it's bubbling up through an ocean drilling rig or a well drilled into Marcellus shale. Yesterday a crew drilling a natural gas well through an abandoned coal mine near Morgantown, West Virginia hit a pocket of methane gas that triggered an explosion, burning seven workers. According to AP reports, the explosion happened about 1:30 a.m. in a rural area outside Moundsville, about 55 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. A column of fire shot at least 70 feet high, but the flames fell to 40 feet within hours. Gas continued to burn late Monday afternoon. Read more here.

1 comment:

  1. I find this imposible to believe that we are a bunch of New Yorkers and are willing to accept this from our corrupt law makers. If we as average people can investigate enough to find the hundreds of thousands of people whos water has been destroyed by this process, why is it that there is even a question. A few men get rich and we all have our water stolen from our wells, our mountains destroyed and when we finaly break away from our tv long enough to notice it will be too late.
    Wake up this is New York for god sake