"Many Mishaps Among Drillers, But Few Fines"

"If Kristi Mogen causes a crash on the road, she knows she'll probably get a ticket and have to pay a fine. So she's frustrated that Wyoming officials didn't fine Chesapeake Energy Corp. for an April 2012 blowout near her home outside Douglas, Wyo. The ruptured gas well spewed gas and chemicals for three days, forcing her and her neighbors to evacuate their homes." ...

It may have surprised Mogen, but it's actually rare for state oil and gas regulators to hit companies with fines after spills and blowouts."

Mike Soraghan reports for EnergyWire July 15, 2013.


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Source: EnergyWire, 07/16/2013