Chesapeake gas well blowout appears stable--regulator

NEW YORK, April 21 Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:13am EDT

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NEW YORK, April 21 (Reuters) - The Chesapeake Energy (CHK.N) natural gas well that suffered a blowout this week appeared to be in stable condition Thursday morning, with little or no drilling fluid escaping, said Pennsylvania State Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Katy Gresh.

Workers had lost control of the hydraulic fracturing well in the state's Marcellus Shale natural gas play late Tuesday, causing it to spew thousands of gallons of drilling fluid into the environment. (Reporting by Joshua Schneyer; Editing by John Picinich)

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sophoclese65 wrote:
Duh What??? Headline says “little or no drilling fluid escaping” while in the body of the article, the incident caused “thousands of gallons [to spew] into the enviroment”.

Come on, if your going to play the propoganda game, get it straight.

Apr 21, 2011 10:14am EDT  --  Report as abuse
pod3 wrote:
This was an update the day after the blowout and was stating that there was little or no drilling fluid escaping at this the time of this article. Duh!

Apr 21, 2011 8:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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