Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Colorado Probes Newly Discovered Gas Well Spill

Short article in the Aspen Times about a contaminated spring in Colorado.
The Associated Press
DENVER — State regulators are investigating a newly discovered spill at a natural gas well pad near a spring contaminated by gas operations.

Williams Production reported the spill at the well site near Parachute in western Colorado Dec. 15. The company found the spill as part of an ongoing investigation into the contaminated spring.

Dave Neslin, director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, says it's unclear how big the spill is and when it occurred. He says no surface water was apparently affected, but it's not known if groundwater was contaminated.

State regulators continue to investigate whether Williams' operations fouled the spring. Williams has said its data don't indicate that its facilities are the source.