The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Office of Oil and Gas has ordered Jay-Bee Oil & Gas to cease operations at the company's Lisby gas well pad in Tyler County.
A tank ruptured and leaked fluids to surrounding grounds on the well site on Jan. 2, said Thomas Aluise, DEP spokesman. One worker was injured as a result of the incident.
The W.Va. DEP issued a notice of violation, in addition to the cease operation order. Jay-Bee Oil & Gas is required to submit a report to the Office of Oil and Gas on or before Jan. 14 that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the cause of the tank rupture, including Jay-Bee's ability to safely resume operations and outline future preventative measures.
The order also requires Jay-Bee to provide an analysis of the fluids in the ruptured tank, submit a proposal for soil sampling and a remediation plan to remove and dispose of contaminated soil, submit a proposal for water sampling, and provide an after-action report that details Jay-Bee's resting and remediation activity.