Monday, January 25, 2010

Express Energy Pumps Not Sucking Trinity River Water At Gateway Park Trinity Trail Location

I'm often surprised by what I see when I cross the Trinity River, heading north on Beach Street. Today there were no white Express Energy Services trucks to be seen.

Maybe because, except for cleaning up after themselves, their water sucking operation, at this location, seems to have ended.

The pumps have been drug up from the river's edge. I assume this means they are done.

I could tell that the Express Energy Services trucks had not driven on the paved trail. All the orange traffic cones were knocked over and scattered, but there was no fresh mud on the trail.

I can't help but wonder how it came to be that the Express Energy people were told to quit driving on the paved trail?

A "UTILITY WORK AHEAD" sign remains up, with no utility work appearing to be happening.

It will be interesting to see how well the muddy, rutted mess on the Trinity River levee is cleaned up. Then again, this may not be the last of the water sucking from this location. This had been the second iteration of a pumping operation at where Gateway Park meets the Trinity Trails.

In the second picture you are looking south, towards the Trinity River, from the east side of Beach Street. You can see the Express Energy pipelines on the left and right.

This is the access point for what I was calling the White Darth Vader Trucks. A little bridge took the trucks over the pipelines, then, before they were stopped from doing so, they'd take a left on to the paved trail, quickly having it thickly covered with mud.

That mud was cleaned up when the "Utility Work Ahead" first appeared.

Below are most of the links to the bloggings about my experiences with Express Energy Services. I hope that subject is at an end...

Mess of 6 Pumps Getting Ready To Steal Trinity River Water?

Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief Or One Of His Lackeys Thinks I'm A Clueless Reactionary

The 2010 Cold Orwellian World Of Fort Worth Texas

I Have Had Me An Orwellian Big Brother Encounter With Express Energy On The Trinity River in Fort Worth

More Questions In The Increasingly Orwellian World Of Fort Worth Texas

West Texas Chief Operative CT2's Report On Express Energy Services

A Sunday Surprise At the Fort Worth Beach Street Trinity River Gas Driller Pump Site

Another Visit With Express Energy Services At Gateway Park Where Water Is Now Being Removed From The Trinity River

A Saturday Shootout With Express Energy On The Trinity River In Fort Worth


Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

How is your body guard? Has he recovered from the insanely vicious almost hit and run by Chesapeake? I'm thankful that those white hit and run trucks are no longer waiting in ambush for you. That was getting a bit too close for comfort.

Durango said...

Did I miss an incident? My body guard was there when an Express Energy truck tried to run me down. I know of no hit and run incident involving Chesapeake.

Don Young said...

FYI- It looks like a frack job is coming soon to the Chesapeake site off Lancaster Avenue where the old Panther Hall used to be. This is about halfway between Beach and Oakland, not far from Tandy Hills. One block south of Lancaster. Bring your bodyguard and do some more rabble-rousing.

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

Oh, pardon moi...I've mistakenly stated Chesapeake when indeed I meant Express Energy! But, ya know, peas of pod and all, can't blame a girl, especially if she's blonde, getting those two obnoxious companies confused...I mean really, what separates the two? A name as far as I can tell...