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Specialists working to kill Apache well in Gulf

Drilling specialists have been pumping heavy fluids into a gas well 50 miles off the Louisiana coast in a bid to halt natural gas moving among underground formations at the site.
The  Rowan Cecil Provine rig is under contract in case it's needed to drill a relief well to intercept a well  Apache Corp. is killing after its blowout preventer was activated.

Apache plans to kill Gulf well after detecting uncontrolled flow

Apache is preparing to kill a Gulf of Mexico well after an uncontrolled flow of fluid in the well prompted workers to activate its blowout preventer.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. drills a series of wells on a pad on a Weld County farm near Mead, Colo. in the northeastern part of the state. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

Feds give update on broad study of drilling and water pollution

The government is on track to release its study on whether natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing pollute drinking water in late 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday as it gave a progress report on the closely watched analysis.
A natural gas well site (AP file photo/Ralph Wilson)

Citing new evidence, Democrats push for fracturing hearings

Citing a series of university studies and investigations that cast fresh doubt on hydraulic fracturing, congressional Democrats today pushed for new hearings into the practice.