“I was on my porch, heard it and then looked over toward the pumping station and saw a big cloud dust and gas blowing toward the house, Phil Crowders house. You could hear a constant noise it sounded like a jet taking off,” tells resident Dan Wilson.
That’s methane, the most powerful GHG, boiling into the atmosphere. I’m not liking where this bridge fuel is leading us. We might be on the wrong path here.
Residents Unhappy and Concerned About Pipeline Rupture
UPDATE: From the comments: It was a brand new line only in use for 2 days. Maybe the pipeline was built using some of this:
Government Warning: Substandard Materials Used In Gas Pipelines!
Another UPDATE: These pipelines are supposed to undergo a hydrostatic testing before they go into operation. How could it happen that a brand new, 2-day-old pipeline that underwent testing could rupture this quickly?
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This was a failure in a BRAND NEW gas transmission pipeline. It had been running gas for 2 days when this happened.
This makes you wonder about the testing that is supposed to be done before they can ship gas.
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Wow! I can't believe they weren't informed about it! Today, while I was walking the Ranch lands owned by UT of Austin, I could hear the gas rushing through the pipeline…they're about 4 to 5 feet underground. Gave me goosebumps knowing how much pressure runs beneath our town.
I forgot to mention that. Thanks for the reminder.
Yes, only 2 days! See: