Natural gas found in western Colorado home, water well


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 ( ) 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...

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