Alberta Energy Regulator

Alberta Energy Regulator

September 21, 2015 21:25 ET

The AER Responding to a Natural Gas Well Blowout Near Fox Creek

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 21, 2015) - The Alberta Energy Regulator is responding to a natural gas well blowout approximately 18 km west of Fox Creek.

On September 21, 2015, Encana notified the AER of a natural gas well blowout flowing natural gas and condensate. The well is licenced for hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and portable air monitoring units and roadblocks have been set up at each side of the site as well as the access road.

There are no reported impacts to the public, waterways, or wildlife at this time.

AER staff and air monitoring units have been dispatched to site to assess the situation and work with the company to ensure all safety and environmental requirements are met during the response to the incident.

Information about the incident will be posted to the AER's compliance dashboard.

The Alberta Energy Regulator ensures the safe, efficient, orderly, and environmentally responsible development of hydrocarbon resources over their entire life cycle. This includes allocating and conserving water resources, managing public lands, and protecting the environment while providing economic benefits for all Albertans.

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The Alberta Energy Regulator is responding to an Encana natural gas well blowout approximately 18 kilometres west of Fox creek. There are no reported impacts to the public, waterways or wildlife at this time. The AER continues to work with the company to ensure all safety and environmental requirements are met during the response to the incident.

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