Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy    24 / 18   City Forecast

Home>>World

Gas leaking from damaged well head in Australia's Queensland

(Xinhua)

15:41, September 13, 2011

BRISBANE, Australia, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- An exclusion zone has been established around a damaged well head that is leaking gas on a property at Berwyndale South gas field in southern Queensland of Australia, Queensland Gas Company (QGC) said on Tuesday.

QGC said the damaged well head started leaking gas on Monday evening during set up operations for a drilling rig at the company ' s Berwyndale South gas field, about 20 km south-east of Miles.

QGC Senior Vice President Jim Knudsen said the leak was not considered dangerous beyond three meters from the well head and it posed no significantly adverse environmental or health impact.

Nobody was injured in the incident, QGC said in a statement.

The company expects repairs to be completed within a couple of days.

Knudsen said the state government regulator and emergency services have been advised of the leak and an investigation into the cause of the incident was underway.

The Queensland Greens say the leak is a further evidence to support a moratorium on coal seam gas projects.

Greens spokeswoman Libby Connors says despite government audits assuring the public only a small number of wells leak, problems keep occurring.

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:陈乐乐)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. 9/11 Memorial in New York opens to public

  2. Djokovic beats Nadal to claim US Open title

  3. Actress Deanie takes best actress prize at Venice

  4. President Sarkozy meets with Rwandan president Kagame in Paris

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. The value of a soul is counted in bank notes
  2. Will China have to face down the US?
  3. Biting the hand that helps
  4. Springtime for Libya?
  5. China firmly opposes US sales of F-16s to Taiwan
  6. Mastering the art of public speaking
  7. Arms traders fumbled contact with Gaddafi

What's happening in China

Traffic fight fuels claims about noted 'dad'

  1. People's Daily praises former premier's new book
  2. Outlook is hopeful for crash girl
  3. Property sales in Chinese cities sluggish in August
  4. Renowned teacher admits abusing his US wife
  5. Chinese fall hard for traditional Moon Festival

PD Online Data

  1. Water-Splashing Festival of Dai
  2. The Uyghur Muqam of Xinjiang
  3. Traditional Folk Long Song
  4. The Guqin and its Music
  5. Grand Songs of Dong