When the landman knocks on your door with tales of great riches if you sign on the dotted line, he might show you a shiny brochure with a tank sitting in the middle of a meadow of wildflowers. That’s not reality. Every gas well requires a tremendous amount of infrastructure. Pipelines are only a small part of that infrastructure but they could be the most damaging.
Arlington is getting more pipelines and this one is a big one.
Just FYI: During this past legislative session, Rep. Lon Burnam sponsored HB 1125, a bill that would have required study of putting odorant in high pressure pipelines in populated areas–just a study to see if it would help. That bill never got out of committee. Industry killed that bill in committee. They don’t want to odorize the gas and they don’t even want a study to determine the feasibility.
As it stands, that pipeline you see in the photos–it’s a big one–will have high pressure non odorized gas. All pipelines leak. All. Pipelines. Leak. When this one leaks, you won’t know.
To see what it looks like when a pipeline this size ruptures, click HERE.