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Report: California will have enough power for summer months

California, power, electricity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California generally has enough electricity on tap to keep air conditioners humming this summer, but a heat wave could leave millions of Southern Californians without power in the aftermath of a huge natural gas well blowout, the state’s power-grid operator warned Wednesday. A lack of natural gas to fuel power plants during peak demand potentially could ...

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Famous oil gushers around the world

Oil gushers are icons of early energy exploration. Once a common sight at the turn of the century, gushers have faded into history. Though they could be a spectacular sight, gushers were dangerous and wasteful. Uncapped wells produced large amounts of oil, often times shooting hundreds of feet into the air. One spark could ignite the oil, creating a column of ...

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California declares massive natural gas leak sealed

California declares massive natural gas leak sealed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A blowout at a natural gas well that spewed massive amounts of climate-changing methane for nearly four months and drove thousands of Los Angeles families from their homes has been permanently sealed, state officials declared Thursday. The announcement certifying that the ruptured well had been plugged with cement brought a point of closure in the long-running ...

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Massive gas leak near Los Angeles plugged after 16 weeks

Massive gas leak near Los Angeles plugged after 16 weeks

LOS ANGELES — A blowout at a natural gas well that gushed uncontrollably for 16 weeks and drove thousands of residents from their Los Angeles homes was plugged Thursday, a utility said. While the well still needs to be permanently sealed with cement and inspected by state regulators, the announcement by Southern California Gas Co. marked the first time the ...

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Cleanup of Bakken oil spill nears completion

The cleanup of a North Dakota well blowout that occurred last week is nearing completion, according to a report by The Bismarck Tribune. The well released 600 barrels, or 25,000 gallons, of oil and saltwater. The incident took place on January 2 at a well site owned and operated by the private firm Petro-Hunt LLC.  A company spokesman reported to ...

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Pipeline blowout reminds residents about oil-field waste danger

NORDHEIM — A skull and crossbones sign protesting an oil field waste disposal site is covered in oil. A natural gas pipeline blowout near Nordheim on Tuesday night spewed 21 barrels of condensate — or a natural gas liquid — onto the sign and a patch of land the size of a football field. No fire or injuries were reported, ...

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