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Landslide Damages Natural Gas Pipeline
August 19, 2013 | The Intelligencer

A landslide in Wetzel County, West Virginia damaged a natural gas pipeline causing a leak of wet natural gas. No injuries were reported.

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Should Royalty Owners Be Paid for Flared Gas?
February 4, 2014 | NPR
An energy company leases your land and starts drilling a well. The well starts flowing oil and natural gas. The oil can be collected and hauled away in trucks but dealing with the natural gas when there is no nearby pipeline is a nuisance. So instead of shutting the well in and waiting on pipeline the energy company decides to flare the gas and sell the oil. That wastes gas that the royalty owner might have been paid for. Natural gas is being flared from so many places on this planet that you can see it from space.

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