Sunday, April 21, 2013

Chairman Smitherman Tweets Bag of Deer Pellets Made in West, TX

Editor's Comment:  

We have no idea how tweeting a picture of a bag of deer pellets to the "Central Texas Sportsman" is supposed to provide any kind of comfort and help to fellow Texans in West, TX ~  following the catastrophic explosion that killed at least 14 first responders on Wednesday night. 

Here's the Tweet that Chairman Smitherman probably won't be making. 

Be sure to click on the Reuters link to read the story.

Thanks to GFLakeGasWatch, gardencatlady and Fishcreek Neighbor for tweeting about this with us today. We appreciate their concern and many others who retweeted and replied.  All of us want answers to what happened in West, TX.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

"This Gas Is So Clean...It Goes Directly to the Dr. Pepper Bottling Plant in Dallas." ~ Tom Blanton, Trinity East **UPDATE**

Irving, TX City Council. Thank you.

**UPDATE** December 13, 2015 ~ In light of the Irving/Dallas Quakeswarm that began to kick in by 2014 on the "eastern" border of Irving, go to 48:56 to hear the beginning of the discussion about the "Monstrous" Fault on the "western" edge of Irving, Texas. Watch the entire video to hear some amazing information from an O&G industry executive asked to fill in many blanks for a North Texas City Council.

Go to 8:00 to Hear the Dr. Pepper Declaration from Tom Blanton of Trinity East/EXPRO Engineering/Keystone Exploration. Listen to ALL of this Irving, TX City Council Meeting Briefing 2 weeks ago ~ if you can. It may open your eyes to some gas-industry spin that has successfully managed to "git er done" all across North Texas.  We note how Mr. Blanton refers to "The Luna Site," [sic] as if it's already been approved by the City of Dallas. 

(The day after this March 20, 2013 meeting, the Dallas City Plan Commission voted down the 3 Permits once again. 8-7; 9-6; and 9-6.  The Dallas City Council will now need to have 12 votes out of 15 to approve these permits. That vote has NOT been scheduled at this time.)

This was by far some of the best questioning of the industry we've heard by a City Council in the Barnett Shale ~ and all of it in broad daylight!

Note: Mr. Blanton refers to a "Perfect Seal" at around 20 Minutes. And how there is "no way that a fresh water zone could have been contaminated by a production casing failure."  Oh, and at 22 minutes be sure to hear Mr. Blanton tell Councilman Gallaway how many wells Trinity East has drilled IN TOTAL. Be amazed. It's all quite revealing. 

According to Mr. Blanton, Trinity East wants to drill and frack 60 shale gas wells on 3 Sites at the borderline of Irving and Dallas in Dallas City Limits. This includes construction of a Processing Plant and/or a Refinery 1/2 mile from North Hills Prep in Irving and at the Northwest Entryway to the City of Dallas.

In Summary:  Trinity East has drilled a total of 12 wells in the Barnett Shale and 100 wells in Texas.  Two (2) wells were drilled at the border of Irving and Dallas by Trinity East in 2008 and 2009, respectively.  The Dallas Lease's well FAILED. Trinity East now wants approval (from Dallas) to drill up to 60 wells (in the Trinity floodplain) after having that production casing FAILURE (during fracking) at 3400 Tom Braniff in 2009.

See this previous Westchester Gasette blog post about the Trinity East "FRAC Job" casing failure.