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Extensive gas leaks in the North Sea: Abandoned wells

At abandoned oil and gas wells in the North Sea, considerable quantities of the potent greenhouse gas methane escape uncontrolled into the water. These leaks account for the dominant part of the total …

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Special Report: Millions of abandoned oil wells are leaking methane, a climate menace

Hanson and Michael Rowe noticed an overpowering smell, like rotten eggs, seeping from an abandoned gas well on their land in Kentucky. The fumes made the retired couple feel nauseous, dizzy, and short …

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Millions of abandoned oil wells in the U.S. are leaking methane

Hanson and Michael Rowe noticed an overpowering smell, like rotten eggs, seeping from an abandoned gas well on their land in Kentucky. A year later, Kentucky’s Division of Oil and Gas declared the wel …

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A tenth of active and abandoned oil and gas wells in northeastern B.C. are leaking

We found that almost 11 per cent of all oil and gas wells had a reported leak, together releasing 14,000 cubic metres of methane per day. This is more than double the leakage rate of 4.6 per cent in …

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Abandoned oil well most likely source of crude staining Texas port

An abandoned oil well outside of Houston is likely the source of crude oil leaking into a Texas bay near the largest U.S. petrochemical port, the state’s energy regulator and an oil company executive …

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Abandoned oil well leaking in Plaquemines Parish marsh

An abandoned oil well was found leaking in the marsh west of Port Sulphur last week, just two days after a bankrupt oil company turned it over to the state’s Orphaned Well program. The U.S. Coast Guard discovered the leak in the Magnolia Field Thursday …
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Abandoned oil well springs leak in American Township

LIMA — A homeowner smelling crude oil from a creek that ran alongside the property helped find a leak on an old oil well Saturday. The leak has been contained. “We got the call from 8050 Elida Road. Any time there is any type of product in a waterway …
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Oil, gas leaking from abandoned Hilcorp wellhead: Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to natural gas and crude oil leaking from an abandoned wellhead owned by Hilcorp Energy near mile marker 10 on the lower Mississippi River, just southwest of Venice, officials reported late Tuesday (March 21). The Coast …
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Abandoned wells: Drilling’s dangerous legacy

Drilling a well through thousands of feet of geological layers … least seven cases since the late 1990s where fracking a new well caused gas and fluids to leak from nearby abandoned wells, a phenomenon called communication. “As you drill more wells …
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From Rooftops And Abandoned Lots, An Urban Harvest

From rooftop apiaries in Paris to a vegetable-and-chicken farm in Philadelphia, agriculture has come to the city. Urban farmer Mary Seton Corboy and food writer Jennifer Cockrall-King talk about the future of food in the city. Plus, Tama Matsuoka Wong gives tasty tips for eating garden weeds.

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