Empty oil storage tank bursts in Lochbuie

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By Andrea Tritschler

A “loud boom” heard in Brighton and Lochbuie Monday, Nov. 20 was linked to an “overpressuring event involving an empty oil storage tank,” according to Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission officials.
The pressure forced the lid off of the tank at a Ward Petroleum facility between Weld County roads 4 and 6 north of Lochbuie, that’s known as the Ritchey Pad. The other wells at the site have been closed and will remain closed while authorities review the incident, according to Ward Petroleum officials.

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