*UPDATE* (12-18-14, 5 p.m.) According to officials from Triad Hunter, several efforts to contain the leak in a timely manner have failed. Work is now underway to completely cap the well. If there are no complications and the timeline works out as planned, the well should be capped by Tuesday, Dec. 23.
The numbers for third quarter horizontal well production are in, and Monroe County has established itself as a prodigious natural gas producer. The statistics are being noticed in the industry, and some are pointing to even bigger than expected things for the county’s future.