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Times-Tribune: Small explosion at Wyoming County well pad

An explosion occurred at a natural gas well pad on the Proctor & Gamble plant in Wyoming County Wednesday morning, according to the Scranton Times-Tribune.  The company uses the gas beneath its property to help power its operations. Officials say it was quickly contained and caused no injuries. More from the Times-Tribune:

Around 9:45 a.m., P&G employees heard a loud sound from Warren Resources Inc.’s pad on Route 87, across from the company’s paper products plant, spokesman Alex Fried said.

“We heard it,” Mr. Fried said. “Within minutes, Warren called us and assured us there was no gas leak, injury or environmental incident.”

A few extra pickup trucks stood near the pad’s entrance within 12 minutes of dispatches by the Wyoming County Emergency Management Agency. Nothing else looked out of the ordinary.

Warren Resources vice president for corporate development Jeff Keeler confirmed a small volume of gas ignited on the pad. Workers on site were able to extinguish it, he said. The incident will cause no impact to Warren’s operations, he said.

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