Pavillion Field Pit Review

Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission

[Caspar Star Tribune]  Regulators need to study 20 natural gas disposal pits to determine if a link exists between Pavillion’s gas field and the area’s contaminated drinking water, according to a draft report by the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

The study, one of three undertaken by the state concerning Pavillion’s groundwater, offered no firm conclusions to the question that has long bedeviled the small central Wyoming community, namely what is responsible for the area’s poor drinking water.

It did, however, outline steps the state and the field’s operator, Encana Corp., need to take to determine whether a series of pits are potential sources of contamination…


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