I kid you not. This self professed “Good Neighbor” is wrecking havoc in North Texas neighborhoods.
OOPS Williams Did It Again
190 barrels of flowback spilled. I’ve lost count but I think it might be the third spill this year.
There are 42 gallons in a barrel so 190 barrels = 7,980 gallons of flow back. In case you are wondering how deadly that stuff might be, CLICK HERE
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Buhahahahah. For months we have had to listen about how "great" Williams is, about how they are a "best practice" company and how they "do it better" than anyone else. Now, they have 2 spills at the **SAME** site (and 3 overall). If they are a "best practice" company, what are companies like Aruba, Keystone, Red Oak, Titan and other wannabe Barnett Shale operators going to do? Keep back-pedaling Tony, after all the hot air you guys have been spewing lately, your track record isn't quite matching up to your performance. Move over BP….you have new competition…..
Their PR is just like their back-flow. It's running all over you and the land you live on! They are all cut from he same cloth–whether it is BP or their cousins.
The only difference is they have higher paid liars and they print their lies on slick paper.
You should see the huge trench Williams is(did) building at Jeter and Frenchtown in Bartonville-Argyle. It's up to my waist and half the size of a football field. Yesterday they filled it almost to the top with gravel. It sits below a culvert that runs under ground from the 18 storage tanks.
Oh yea, and this drains into Lake Grapevine…Remember don't swim in the lake of eat the fish! And Bartonville Water Supply got them from making it an injection well. This is an injection well, just a glorified, toxic injection well that sits too close for comfort to the Bartonville Water Supply.
Tim Ruggiero says
I've heard many, many times over the course of the last year that 'Some operators are better than others.' Of course, most of the time I hear this is from an operator when I've challenged them on every point. Their answer falls under one of two excuses- "I'm just trying to put food on my family's table" or "We're not like that, we operate at a very high standard."
So, just for the record, which operators really are 'better' than others? I think a more accurate way of stating this is that one operator is just a better bad than another. I don't know how one chooses, though, there's so many different categories: Aruba Petroleum is too cowardly to notify you in advance of your pending screwing, they just hide in the shadows until you leave for work. CHK can't stand not getting less attention than XTO, so they donate a bunch of money to the Children's Museum. XTO is in a who can tell more lies and be more deceptive competetion with all the other operators, and Williams can't stand not having more spills and leaks than Aruba. (which is really hard to do, by the way) Range Resources is pushing to be THE urban driller, competing with CHK.
Maybe Ed Not Scientist Ireland can settle this one.