Friday, November 6, 2009

Bushland Texas El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion Near Amarillo

A natural gas pipeline owned by El Paso Natural Gas exploded yesterday in Bushland, Texas, sending flames 100s of feet in the air. Three people were injured, homes were shaken, window blinds melted.

The pipeline exploded around 1am in the little town off Interstate 40 about 15 miles west of Amarillo.

Potter County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Roger Short said he could see the flames and hear the roar from his home 20 miles away.

Residents were evacuated. One house was destroyed with several others badly damaged. Firefighters had the flames mostly under control by 5:30am, with small grass fires continuing to burn.

Of the three injured one was in satisfactory condition in an Amarillo hospital, one was treated and released and one was transferred to a Lubbock hospital burn center.

Okay, Chesapeake Energy, tell us again why those people on Carter Avenue in Fort Worth should have no worries about what you want to do under their homes.


Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

That scared the begeezus out of me!

Anonymous said...

No, you got it wrong. We really mean that WE HAVE NO WORRIES ABOUT WHAT COULD/WILL HAPPEN TO THOSE ON CARTER AVENUE. Don't you know that we fighting a war to free America from dependence on foreign oil? In any war, there are "collateral damages". Besides, the survivors or families of the extinguished can always hire lawyers and get some justice. In fact, the Exxon Valdez catastrophe was resolved in the courts last year!!Your friend Chester Peake.

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

Does a properly placed bullet count as collateral damage? Or better yet, how about enforced legislation? You know the regulating Dems are in office, we may get satisfaction after all.

Durango, I've been meaning to ask, does Prop 11 affect those oil and gas bullies on Carter Ave? Are they still able to yank homes away from law abiding, tax paying citizens?

Durango said...

I don't know how Prop 11 effects cases that are already in play, or when Prop 11 goes into effect. With the houses on Carter Avenue, Chesapeake isn't taking the houses, what it is doing is threatening eminent domain if the homeowner does not sign off on letting a pipeline go under their property. But, if the pipeline goes in their property value is destroyed, sort of effectively taking the house from them without actually taking it.

Anonymous said...

Ironic that a trial in Roswell, NM is ongoing this month as to claimed damages from the year 2000 El Paso pipeline explosion near Carlsbad - 12 persons died. That was caused by internal corrosion in the pipe - will be interesting to see the cause of this explosion as El Paso has claimed to have "fixed" their system problems.