News Release 2011-03-05

 

News Release 2011-03-05

News Release 2011-03-05 (NR2011-07)

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Oil well fire over; ERCB investigation underway near Lodgepole

For immediate release

Calgary, Alberta (Mar 05, 2011)… The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) is now investigating a fire at a sour oil well licensed to Daylight Energy Ltd. and located 11 km southwest of Lodgepole. The fire began at 10:20 a.m. on March 4 during well servicing operations. It was extinguished at approximately 3:30 a.m. on March 5.

There were no injuries and no threat to public safety during the fire. The ERCB did not receive any odour complaints from the public at any time during the incident.

ERCB inspectors are on site and an investigation into the incident is now being conducted, as is the normal practice. All appropriate agencies were notified during the incident.

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For more information, please contact:

Davis Sheremata, ERCB Communications
Phone: 403-605-4216
E-mail: Davis.Sheremata@ercb.ca
Media line: 1-855-474-6356

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