Greene Co. gas-well fire out

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DUNKARD TOWNSHIP, Pa. —

Company officials said a fire at a natural gas well in Dunkard Township that injured one worker and left another unaccounted for is out.

Chevron said the blaze at the well and an adjacent well was no longer burning as of about 3 p.m. Saturday.

Company spokesman Kent Robertson said it's premature to speculate what cause the flames to go out, but "there is not enough fuel being emitted to sustain combustion, and with the cooling of the crane, the ignition source has been removed."

He said the crane will be removed and water tanks installed at the site will be used to cool the well site and equipment so work to cap the wells can be done safely.

Channel 11’s Cara Sapida reported Monday that Tripp Oliver, Chevron’s manager of policy, government and public affairs said:

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the missing worker and his friends.  

“We cannot comment or speculate on status of the worker because it's an ongoing state police investigation.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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