More than 20 blowouts have occurred at Barnett Shale wells

UPDATE Here is am April 2015 Caddo Parish Louisiana blowout story!!!

Here is a frack pump blow out in Converse LA video…

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BTW here is a snap shot of Converse’s water line distance to a drill site-nasty!

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(Arlington had a spill in it’s water reservoir, Lake Arlington, a few summers ago from a drill site on the Ft Worth side-blow outs & spills contaminate the air, soil, people, & water)

Here is a direction frack gone “surface by accident”…

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Here is a link to this two year old story….

(Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas))trackingBy Jack Z. Smith, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas

“Jun. 5–Well blowouts are unusual, but certainly not unheard of in North Texas’ Barnett Shale, the largest natural gas-producing area in the U.S.

On April 22, 2006, a blowout killed a worker, Robert Dale Gayan, 49, at an XTO Energy well site in Forest Hill, south of Fort Worth.

XTO said Gayan “removed a safety plug from within a valve port in error, while there was pressure on the wellhead.” The result was an explosive “blast of water and natural gas” that struck Gayan, the company said, describing it as a “rare accident … unlikely to recur.”

The accident occurred between the first and second stages of hydraulic fracturing, which is done to enable a large flow of gas into the wellbore. Fracturing follows drilling and precedes hooking up the well to a pipeline to begin production.

The accident occurred at the well surface, rather than underground, XTO said.

It was a major factor in Fort Worth’s decision to double, from 300 to 600 feet, the distance that wells could be drilled from homes, although energy companies can seek variances allowing them to drill closer.

The drilling death in Forest Hill was the first in Tarrant County, but a similar blowout in 2002 in Haslet forced the evacuation of 30 homes.

An April 2006 Star-Telegram report, citing Texas Railroad Commission data, said that there had been 14 blowouts at Wise County wells and four at Denton County wells since 1997, with no injuries reported in these incidents.

In December 2005, an explosion at a drilling site in Palo Pinto County blew a huge crater in the ground; no one was injured. The commission said gas from a new well seeped into an old, uncapped well nearby and began to bubble out of the ground before igniting.

Commission officials could not be reached late Friday for official information on blowouts of Barnett Shale wells.

This report includes material from the Star-Telegram archives.”

JACK Z. SMITH, 8 17-390-7724

About Kim Triolo Feil

Since TX Statute 253.005 forbids drilling in heavily settled municipalities, I unsuccessfully ran for City Council Seat to try to enforce this. Since Urban Drilling, our drinking water has almost tripled for TTHM's. Before moving to Arlington in 1990, I lived in Norco’s “cancer alley”, a refinery town. It was only after Urban Drilling in Arlington did I start having health effects. After our drill site was established closest to my home, the chronic nosebleeds started. I know there are more canaries here in Arlington having reactions to our industrialized airshed (we have 55-60 padsites of gas wells). Come forward and report to me those having health issues especially if you live to the north/northwest of a drill site so I can map your health effects on this blog. My youtube account is KimFeilGood. FAIR USE NOTICE: THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL THE USE OF WHICH HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. MATERIAL FROM DIVERSE AND SOMETIMES TEMPORARY SOURCES IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN A PERMANENT UNIFIED MANNER, AS PART OF AN EFFORT TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH EMINENT DOMAIN AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AMONG OTHER THINGS). IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS A 'FAIR USE' OF THE INFORMATION AS ALLOWED UNDER SECTION 107 OF THE US COPYRIGHT LAW. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 17 USC SECTION 107, THE SITE IS MAINTAINED WITHOUT PROFIT FOR THOSE WHO ACCESS IT FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE: HTTP://WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/ TO USE MATERIAL REPRODUCED ON THIS SITE FOR PURPOSES THAT GO BEYOND 'FAIR USE', PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER INDICATED WITH A NAME AND INTERNET LINK AT THE END OF EACH ITEM. (NOTE: THE TEXT OF THIS NOTICE WAS ALSO LIFTED FROM CORRIDORNEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM)
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