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Keeping Old Oil Wells From Leaking

Roughnecks repairing leaking oil well near downtown Kilgore
When it comes to drilling deep for oil and natural gas, things can go wrong. Sometimes wells — especially old ones — leak. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling has been looking into a Texas town where there seems to be an oil well on every block.
When they run out, they run out. Ain't much you can do about it. Just cap them off and go on. ”

—Dale Rogers, native of Kilgore

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Dave Fehling

Energy & Environment Reporter for StateImpact

Dave Fehling is KUHF's Energy and Environment Reporter. His reporting is a part of StateImpact, a collaboration with KUT in Austin and NPR...