Natural Gas Well

A fracking explosion in Belmont County in February 2018 created one of the worst methane leaks in U.S. history.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Aviation Section

In February 2018, an explosion at a fracking site in Belmont County, near the Ohio-West Virginia border, forced residents within a 1-mile radius to evacuate their homes for several weeks.

A study this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed that the accident resulted in one of the largest methane leaks ever recorded in the U.S.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Aviation Section

Just over a month ago, an explosion at a Utica shale drilling site in Southeast Ohio's Belmont County forced evacuation of nearby homes. It took nearly three weeks to cap the well. Investigators are now sorting out what happened, and how to keep it from happening somewhere else.

Evacuation orders are in place for residents in the Powhatan Point area after an explosion and fire at a well pad.
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In eastern Ohio's Belmont County, some residents are still evacuated from their homes after a natural gas well explosion last week.