The recent explosion at a natural gas power plant in Middletown, CT killed 6 people and injured about a dozen others is being blamed on venting. A federal agency investigating the blast issued a warning saying that venting was “inherently unsafe.”
Meanwhile, at the Ruggiero’s place, Aruba Petroleum is recklessly endangering this family by venting. AGAIN! And, according to Gil Brujano, P.E., Assistant Director Technical Permitting, Oil and Gas Division, Texas Railroad Commission, venting is not allowed by the Texas Railroad Commission. This he said despite the fact that they have an exception document, which I doubt that Aruba bothered to obtain.
“Companies must ensure that flammable gases are not vented into close proximity with ignition sources and workers. That is a vital safety message from all these tragedies,” he said.