Gas Companies Are Abandoning Their Wells, Leaving Them to Leak Methane Forever
Oil pumping jacks, also known as “nodding donkeys”, are reflected in a puddle near Almetyevsk, Russia. (Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

Gas Companies Are Abandoning Their Wells, Leaving Them to Leak Methane Forever

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(Bloomberg) -- The story of gas well No. 095-20708 begins on Nov. 10, 1984, when a drill bit broke the Earth’s surface 4 miles north of Rio Vista, Calif. Wells don’t have birthdays, so this was its...
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