The Heat Is on Private Gas Well Owners

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"A permanent plug may be the fate of thousands private natural gas wells still in use across southwestern Ontario, an end to a historic free ride amid fluctuating oil and power prices."

thespec.com, Matthew Van Dongen

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Until now, the hidden cash crop always paid off for the Thomas family.

The Binbrook farmers have harvested pockets of natural gas buried 40 storeys below their more traditional field crops for more than half-a-century. Free heat with more than 60 years of fluctuating oil and power prices.

Next month, however, the couple will pay a hefty price for their historical free ride. A permanent plug may be the fate of thousands of old—and often unlicensed—private natural gas wells still in use across southwestern Ontario, from the shores of Lake Erie as far north as Binbrook. . .View full article

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