1,350 oil, gas wells reactivated after fatal Colorado blast


April 12, 2018

DENVER (AP) — An oil and gas company has reactivated more than 1,350 wells in northern Colorado that were shut down last year after a fatal house explosion blamed on a severed pipeline.

Anadarko Petroleum said Tuesday it inspected and tested pipelines connected to the wells before returning them to service.

The company shut down hundreds of wells after the April 17, 2017, explosion killed two people, injured a third and destroyed a house in the town of Firestone, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Denver.

Investigators said the explosion was caused by odorless, unrefined natural gas...

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