There is a wellbore or some other kind of leak at Aruba Petroleum‘s Wright 7H & 8H well site and it’s potentially extremely dangerous.
We’ve been watching bubbles emerging in what was the pit. At first it was bubbling from only one area, then it spread to several areas, then many. Everywhere the bubbles emerged there was a hole on the bottom of the pit that looked like a crawdad hole. The soil around the hole and the surrounding water turned red. Christine researched and found that methane turns water red.
Here’s a video that shows the bubbling when it first started. It bubbles about 1/2 way through the video.
In this video you can see some bubbles and some areas of red water.
The EPA responded immediately to the above SOS video. Aruba was instructed to remove the pit so they pumped the pit dry, dug out all the dirt and hauled it off. The former pit area is a big dry hole.
Lots of people came out to see the bubbling pit. No one seems to be willing to offer an opinion why the pit was bubbling but no one denied seeing the bubbles. No one, that is, except the Texas Railroad Commission. No really, they couldn’t see the bubbles or the “crawdad” holes.
Click HERE to read the letter from the Texas Railroad Commission. On page two is says the following:
David Shreeve conducted an inspection… of the reserve pit revealed no evidence of gas bubbles emanating from the pit.
The recent rain caused a tiny puddle to form on the big hole that was the former pit. And you’ll never guess what’s happening in the tiny puddle: It’s bubbling and growing oily.
So there is definitely something leaking at the Aruba Petroleum Barnett Shale well site on the Ruggiero’s property. Something needs to be done about it STAT! I’ve grown fond of this family over the past several months and so have my readers. We don’t what anything to happen to them. Who is going to step up and take care of this potentially dangerous situation?
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Could be pretty bad stuff. I just love the response of the RRC–the RRC is the most ruthless and arrogant protectors of O&G on the planet!! Be careful of 'em.
Why should we be careful, they are supposed to serve us. Government should always fear the people, not the other way around. When it get's backwards, that's when revolts happen. Everyone is sick of government and if they keep poking us in the eye, it will soon be an eye for an eye.
This is not good. The Ruggiero's can come live with us. They might be safer here in Flower Mound till Williams takes over the town.
Seriously, how much more should they have to endure till this Aruba Petroleum site is shut down?
The Refug's have to leave. We have also been run from our home in Big Booger!
I am sorry to hear your family had to leave their home in Big Booger.
I wish change would have come soon enough to save your home but know your battles are appreciated and your efforts will help us change the way business is conducted in Texas.