Aruba Petroleum is an irresponsible, arrogant driller that should be shut down. They have made horrible, toxic messes all over Wise County and now they and our state regularots are ignoring a situation that could be extremely dangerous for one Wise County family.
This particular Aruba Petroleum screw-up started with a few bubbles in their drilling waste pit. People in the industry and our Texas Railroad Commission inspectors seemed incapable of seeing the bubbles even though they are surrounded by a red liquid.
For all the background on this methane seep and how Aruba Petroleum and how Texas Railroad Commission District 8 Manager, Walter Gwyn and inspector David Screeve are ignoring this dangerous situation see
In the following video you can see that the bubbles ignite. There are literally hundreds of these holes seeping and bubbling out methane all over the Ruggiero’s pasture. The area is uphill from the Denton Creek and, as the video shows, the toxic leakage washes into Denton Creek.
Leaking methane can migrate and often travels up the outside of pipes in foundations of homes. There is can build up and explode.
Also see the Wise County Messenger story: