StateImpact

Keeping Old Oil Wells From Leaking

When it comes to drilling deep for oil and natural gas, things can go wrong. Sometimes wells — especially old ones — leak. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling has been looking into a Texas town where there seems to be an oil well on every block.

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When they run out, they run out. Ain’t much you can do about it. Just cap them off and go on. ”

—Dale Rogers, native of Kilgore

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