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Nationwide work starts to plug abandoned gas and oil wells

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Stacks of steel pipes used for drilling oil wells at a drilling site on the land that the University of Texas System overseas in Andrews, Texas, US, on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Every day, the University of Texas System makes about $6 million off a mineral-rich swath of land it manages in the US�s largest oil field. Photographer: Jordan Vonderhaar/Bloomberg (Bloomberg)Premium
Stacks of steel pipes used for drilling oil wells at a drilling site on the land that the University of Texas System overseas in Andrews, Texas, US, on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Every day, the University of Texas System makes about $6 million off a mineral-rich swath of land it manages in the US�s largest oil field. Photographer: Jordan Vonderhaar/Bloomberg (Bloomberg)

Pennsylvania could eventually receive $400 million for a project designed to stop leaking methane, a greenhouse gas

EMSWORTH (PENNSYLVANIA) : About 30 years ago, Ralph Molenda learned that he had an abandoned gas well leaking under his driveway. The top of the well, it turned out, had been covered decades earlier with a piece of wood and a cast-iron skillet.

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