Natural gas found in western Colorado home, water well
June 14, 2017
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — State officials say natural gas has been found in a home and an abandoned water well in the western Colorado town of De Beque (deh-BEK').
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/2thOwLx ) the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is investigating the source. Officials say tests show the gas doesn't contain mercaptan, a compound added during the refining process to give gas a recognizable odor.
Authorities are plugging the well.
Officials say a ventilation system is keeping gas levels below combustible levels in the house and th...