Explosion & Fire at Chevron Well in SWPA – 1 Person Missing

Chevron Well FireThere was an explosion and fire at a Chevron Marcellus shale well in Greene County, PA early yesterday morning. The explosion happened about 6:45 am at Chevron’s Lanco 7H well pad, in a remote area northwest of Bobtown. One person was treated for “minor injuries” and released. However, the sad news is another person is missing. Since the fire is still burning and hot, no one can get close enough to search for the missing worker, so we sadly assume the worst. Our prayers and thoughts go to the families involved.

Chevron has flown in a disaster team from Wild Well Control (Houston, TX) to get the fire extinguished, but it will take at least “several days” before the fire is out. Below we have the information we’re able to find concerning the explosion and fire–why it happened–along with some perspective on the level of danger workers face working in the shale drilling industry, plus we make some connections and provide background you won’t find anywhere else but here, on MDN…

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