UPDATE: Cease Orders For Doddridge County Antero Site Lifted

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email
Antero Resources can resume operations at two drilling sites where water storage tanks ruptured recently.

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UPDATE 4/21/2014 2:05 PM

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Antero Resources can resume operations at two drilling sites where water storage tanks ruptured recently.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection lifted orders requiring Antero to cease operations at the well pad sites in Doddridge and Harrison counties.

The company submitted plans required to resume operations. The plans include controls to prevent pressure from building up in the tanks.

The DEP had said earlier that pressure buildup caused the tanks to rupture.

Two tanks ruptured at the Marsden Pad in Doddridge County on April 11. On April 15, two tanks ruptured at the Varner-West Pad in Harrison County.

The DEP says it will continue to monitor operations at both sites.

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WEST UNION, W.Va. (AP) - State regulators are investigating the rupture of two water tanks at an Antero Resources well pad in Doddridge County.

The Department of Environmental Protection tells media outlets that its inspectors believe the rupture was caused by a buildup of pressure in the tanks.

The rupture occurred Friday at Antero's Marsden well pad. No injuries were reported.

Antero chief administration officer Alvyn Schopp says the tanks are used to hold water that's separated from gas extracted at the drilling site.

Schopp says the company plans to conduct its own investigation.

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