Albania authorities evacuate residents after explosion at a Bankers Petroleum oil well

April 1, 2015 8:58 AM

3 0

TIRANA, Albania – Albanian authorities are evacuating residents of a village following an explosion at a Canadian-owned oil well. No injuries were reported.

A statement from the Calgary-based Bankers Petroleum Ltd. said an "uncontrolled leak of natural gas occurred during drilling operation" Wednesday in Marinze, 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of the capital Tirana.

Also read: Cinven to sell Avio space business to Italy's Space2, Leonardo-Finmeccanica

Read more

To category page