Saturday, June 26, 2010
Houston-based E.O.G. Resources, which had a blow out of one of its Marcellus Shale gas wells in Clearfield County three weeks ago, has been given the go ahead to resume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Pennsylvania. A Department of Environmental Protection spokesman says a review found no violations at the 70 other EOG well sites in the state. The company can resume fracking but it does not yet have the green light to do the finishing work that allows the gas to be extracting from the wells. The June 3rd accident allowed explosive gas and toxic wastewater to spew out for 16 hours before the well was capped.