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OneNexus sees future in 'life insurance' for aging oil wells

As the oil industry cleans up by slashing emissions, Tony Sanchez said it's time for it to tackle its orphan well problem.
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LA Times: California will cap hundreds of orphaned oil wells, some long suspected of causing illness

California state regulators announced this week their plans to cap orphaned oil wells across the state, including wells in a South Central Los Angeles residential neighborhood near USC that caused health complaints from residents for years. Nathan Solis and Christian Martinez write for the LA Times.

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California will cap hundreds of orphaned oil wells, some long suspected of causing illness

California state regulators announced on Tuesday their plans to cap orphaned oil wells across the state, including wells in a South Central residential neighborhood near USC that caused health complaints from residents for years.

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Abandoned oil and gas wells emit carcinogens and other harmful pollutants, groundbreaking study shows

The release of cancer-causing benzene and other toxic gases from sites in Pennsylvania raises concerns about millions of other abandoned wells across the U.S.

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Alberta will pay oil companies for cleanup. We’ve got the details

The proposed pilot oil and gas cleanup incentive program — first pitched to the government by Alberta Premier Danielle Smith when she was an industry lobbyist — has led to a barrage of criticism from banks and economists
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'All for naught.' Biden orphan well plan faces trouble in Pa.

While Pennsylvania aims to plug abandoned wells with a huge influx of federal dollars, it could be looking at many more wells being added to the list.

Shell and ExxonMobil are selling 23,000 oil wells in California

Shell and ExxonMobil are selling 23,000 oil wells in California

Shell and ExxonMobil are selling their California wells despite oil selling at high prices. Experts say one reason is looming liability for environmental cleanup.
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