Recently a Bartonville resident noticed a lot of oily fluid collecting in her yard. She dug some holes and bubbles formed. The ground is completely saturated. When her dogs became sick from exposure to this oily liquid she got serious about trying to find the source.
Susan is a quick learner. She discovered that she is surrounded by drilling and pipelines and that there is little regulation.
No one seems to know where this oily liquid is coming from.
As you can see, there is a lot of runoff from this Williams Petroleum site near Susan’s home. Oil and gas operations are exempt from runoff and erosion controls that apply to other industry.
Mystery Well operated by Gulftex, near Susan’s house is outrageous. I can’t wait to see the most recent inspection report by the Texas Railroad Commission.
These pictures show white foam leaking from the same
Mystery Well operated by Gulftex and we are unsure who operates this site. Notice the electrical wires. It doesn’t seem unreasonable to think that corrosion of the wire covering could happen and spark an explosion. This is reckless endangerment.
This well is operated by GulfTex. Notice the white powdery scale seems to be the same scale that is now all over Susan’s yard where the oily leak has dried.
Here are pictures of white scale that was left in Susan’s yard when the water dried. It seems to match the scale at the Gulftex site but who knows. IJS…
UPDATE: GulfTex head honcho, “Mr. Good Guy,” claims he sold the Green well but the TRC has no record of that and shows GulfTex as the owner. As a conscientious citizen journalist, I have to use the most current state information unless I have some other form of proof that “Mr. Good Guy” no longer operates this well. Angry phone calls to the landowner are considered intimidation not proof of ownership. Now I have to add another category to the post.