The high risks of our ‘Urban Drilling Experiment’ in Arlington Gasland Texas had a lucky start to the New Year.
We were lucky when an interstate accident involving a propane tanker near the Vantage Yeandle drill site (at I20 & east of Bowman Springs Rd) was contained without any explosions on the morning of January 2 2015.
WFAA reported “A nearby natural gas plant opted to stop operations until the fire was out, as a precaution.” Contrary to this report, a Facebook conversation was as follows which shows the report was less than truthful in that my understanding is that YOU CANNOT STOP FLOWBACK! ….Click here for a 2013 Colorado story where they tried to “shut in a flowback gone wrong” . *Pictures from that Colorado story are posted at the end of this blog.
JL… Ironic that this accident happened next to where that Joe Barton billboard loomed next to that monster drill site
… Just received word that the eastbound lane is now open, but the westbound lane is still closed. Do you smell anything from your house, SB?
SB… Ha – I refuse to go outside! lol!
JL… I had a whopper of a headache all day yesterday. Is it possible that those fumes could have affected people 10 miles away? Maybe I had a headache from our regular daily smog on the southeast side…
SB… People are worried about how hot the freeway is and the how deep the damage is on the road. They should be looking up ”natural gas pipelines”……they’re criss-crossed thru there because of that site. Not to mention how many huge tanks are at that location or that it’s in flowback. Glad the fire is out and it can start cooling. Thankful nothing worse happened… I turned the air purifier on in my son’s room. He has been vomiting/nauseated (no fever) since yesterday. Don’t worry JL…..it’s ”clean burning natural gas”…..
JL…An incident on one of these drill sites or a pipeline explosion would be much worse. And you know, because of the water crisis, industry has been experimenting with “waterless fracking” aka “gas frac.” Just what we need ~ more gas trucks on our highways.
If you try to go online with the City of Arlington’s gas well information pages to see what stage that Vantage/Yeandle drill site is in, the information is not populated on the site…
This City of Arlington gas well informational site has been down for the last six to nine months and that is unacceptable.
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Subject: I20 propane fire was near UNSTOPPABLE? flowback stage?
There are three types of flowback…fow I wonder what type of flowback this Yeandle site was in…then again it is ridiculous for a mother/(former)musician like myself to want to know this type of info in the first place…aka why fracking should have never been allowed into neighborhoods!
At all stage of gas extraction, there are the unnecessary (Benzene) explosive or flammable risks to Arlington public health. January 2, 2015 was a bad day for the fracking fossil fuel industry. In Pennsylvania one of the (daily) water evacuation trucks was involved in the SUV accident that had a fiery ending in the life of an innocent father (soldier) of two….
And the other hazard I’d like to point out of recent (Ummn January 2, 2015) is that the storage tanks themselves catch fire (some even WITH lightening arresters)…
*Below are some Weld County Colorado 2013 pics from an accident during the flowback stage where the well flowed back uncontrolled for more than a day.
update…all Arlington I20 lanes are open now but, enter January 3, 2015 and in Haslet TX, we hear of a spill on the highway and when I looked at that address…go figure there are lotsa (flammable) gas wells and tanks near there too!…#fossilFuelFoolsRus