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Leaking natural gas wells spew methane, report warns


June 9, 2014
By Gordon Hoekstra Vancouver Sun

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June 9, 2014, B.C. – Up to 10 per cent of B.C. natural gas wells are leaking and some are emitting methane, which is an environmental and health
concern, says a new report. Among potential environmental effects are the leaking wellbores’
contamination of ground water and the more remote explosion risk of gas that has escaped into
enclosures, reports the Vancouver Sun. 

June 9, 2014 – Up to 10 per cent of B.C. natural gas wells are leaking
and some are emitting methane, which is an environmental and health
concern, says a new report. Among potential environmental effects are
the leaking wellbores’
contamination of ground water
and the more remote explosion risk of gas that has escaped into
enclosures. The Vancouver Sun reports.

Read the report: Towards a Road Map for Mitigating the Rates and Occurrences of Long-Term Wellbore Leakage.  

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