EDMONTON — The Alberta Energy Regulator is responding to a natural gas well blowout near Fox Creek.
Calgary-based natural gas company Encana notified the AER of the blowout Monday. The AER said the well, located 18 kilometres west of Fox Creek, is licensed for hydrogen sulfide.
Portable air monitoring units have been set up at each end of the site.
There have been no reports of impacts to the public, waterways or wildlife, the AER said in a media release Monday night.
AER staff have been sent out to the site to ensure all safety and environmental requirements are being met.
Fox Creek is located about 260 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.