State halts production at Antero pad in Doddridge

Associated Press

Production at an Antero Resources well pad in Doddridge County has been halted after a drill collided with a well.

WEST UNION, W.Va. (AP) — Production at an Antero Resources well pad in Doddridge County has been halted after a drill collided with a well.

The Department of Environmental Protection issued a cease operations order to Antero following the accident last week at the Primm Pad near West Union. The department's Office of Oil and Gas also issued a notice of violation and a pollution violation.

The DEP tells media outlets that the drill collided with the well as Antero was drilling another well. The collision caused methane to be released from the existing well.

The DEP is taking samples at a dozen private water wells in the area to determine whether they were affected by the methane release. Three of the wells have been disconnected. Antero is providing drinking water to the affected residents.

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