While bringing the Spring Farm number 5 well back online at approximately 730pm on Sunday 31 August, a safety release valve was activated, causing a loud hissing noise.
This caused a small amount of natural gas to escape exactly as is designed. At no time were any local residents at any risk.
Following gas leak detection checks by AGL operators, the well is now back online and operating safely.
Listen to Mike Moraza, Group General Manager, Upstream Gas explain the activation of the pressure release valve at Camden on ABC Illawarra here.