They think I’ve been unfair to them–surreal, I know. But, I’ll have to get into that later. Right now, here’s a quick update.
Tim and Christine are on the front page of the Wise County Messenger!
Well not welcome
By Brandon Evans
“I was taking my daughter to school,” Christine said, “when a neighbor called me and said bulldozers were all over my yard.”
It was mid-September. Christine returned home to find 100 feet of their metal horse fence cut down. Bulldozer blades were plowing through their horse pasture. Aruba Petroleum, an energy company based in Plano, was beginning the process of drilling a fresh gas well on the Ruggiero property.
The Ruggieros said the company failed to give them proper warning. They also failed to secure the Ruggieros’ horses, allowing them to gallop away down the dusty road after cutting down the fence. Fortunately, someone who lived in the area spotted and contained the horses. The horses now have to be boarded.
Don’t miss the comments under the Messenger story. Quite entertaining.
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Let me get this straight: Aruba, the company with the well blow out that sent drilling mud beyond it's containment area, is mad at you for telling the world about it?
I think I'll forward that video all over the place now. Including Politicians. Including Investigative Reporters.
Cheers to you, Aruba!!
Oh, I'll have some more video soon. I didn't get to it last night because I dropped a huge bowl of black beans on my kitchen floor. That required a lot of clean up then a dash to get something else to eat.
Aruba doesn't like being on my blog but it's so, so easy for them to stay off my blog. They just need to do the right thing. Until they do, I'll just stay after them. I know where they plan to drill next and after that and…
this sounds like something from a 3rd world country.
Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths says
You'll let me know if Aruba is headed my way, right?
Tim Ruggiero says
If Aruba keeps true to form, you'll know when the head your way about 2 hours after you've left the house. Maybe a neighbor will call you. Cowards like to sneak up on people, work in the dark and shadows. (and that's while having the law largely on THEIR side!)
I'm thinking of putting a gas exploration company together, all surface owners are invited. But there's only one catch- we'll only explore for gas on the gas company exec's homes and properties. I also said that we'll search for gas, we don't actually have to drill for it. We can then let a competing gas company know, and let them battle it out.
Texas Insurance License says
Hey, I'm in! Let's find us some oil under the fat bellies!!