Sept. 27: Blowout at Natural Gas Well Capped
A blowout at a natural gas well licensed to produce hydrogen sulphide, a poisonous gas, occurred on Sept. 21 in northern Alberta. The well, which was venting natural gas and small amounts of a toxic chemical, has been capped and the flow of natural gas and condensate has been stopped. A well company spokesman said that monitoring data showed low levels of hydrogen sulphide had been released, but were well beneath those that would pose a health risk. The cause of the incident is under investigation.