Chevron Well Fire Update: Fire Spreads to 2nd Well, Both Fires Out

MDN previously told you about an explosion and well fire at a Chevron drilling site in Greene County, PA last Tuesday (see Explosion & Fire at Chevron Well in SWPA – 1 Person Missing). We then brought you Chevron’s series of updates on progress (or lack thereof) in extinguishing the fire and locating a missing worker (see Update: Chevron Well Fire in Greene County Still Burning). On Saturday, a second well at the pad caught fire and started to burn–something Chevron feared may happen. However, as of 3 pm on Saturday, both well fires were out, although Chevron isn’t quite sure why (theory: lack of gas to fuel them). The very careful work of removing a badly burned crane now begins so Chevron can start “well intervention work.”

There is still, so far, no sign of the missing worker, who is presumed dead. Chevron has issued a steady flow of updates on their website. Below are the most recent three updates issued (since the first four we brought you), which gives a timeline for what’s happened at the site since the explosion…

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