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CASPER, Wyo. -- Chesapeake Energy Corp. and its contractors on Friday stopped the flow of natural gas from an out-of-control well in eastern Wyoming, nearly three days after the well into the Niobrara Shale formation blew out and led 50 nearby residents to evacuate their homes.
A cloud of natural gas spews from an out-of-control gas well owned by Chesapeake Energy Corp. on April 25, 2012, about 10 miles northeast of Douglas, Wyo.
CHEYENNE — An oil well blowout in Wyoming prompted 50 residents to evacuate their homes amid concern that a spewing cloud of natural gas could explode.