MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Northeast Natural Energy of Charleston drilled the wells earlier this year in the Morgantown Industrial Park.
Company president Mike John tells The Dominion Post ( http://bit.ly/r8Ei4o ) that a controlled combustion of natural gas called flaring was completed for the wells Monday morning.
John says the wells will be connected to Dominion Hope's system and will provide gas for the Morgantown market.
Earlier this year, Morgantown City Council banned deep horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing operations up to a mile beyond its borders. A circuit judge later overturned the ban.
Information from: The Dominion Post, http://www.dominionpost.com