One of two wells in Greene County, Pennsylvania that were still leaking natural gas after a February 11 explosion has been capped, Chevron said Sunday.
The flow of gas from the 7H well in Dunkard stopped around 2:25 pm, Chevron said.
Chevron said it also cap the nearby 6H well and assess the integrity of a third well, 8H. Then it will complete “any necessary repairs to secure the well.”
The blast killed Cameron International worker Ian McKee, 27, of Morgantown, West Virginia.
The cause of the explosion is still under investigation by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the company.
Chevron suspended drilling operations in Pennsyvania pending the outcome.