This morning a backhoe operator hit a 12″ high pressure gas pipeline in McKinney, Texas. They are trying to figure out how to put it out. They are going to shut off the gas but there is so much pressure in the line that it will burn for a while.
This happened over an hour ago the the “gas company” is still not on the scene. No one knows what to do until they get there.
Arlington, TX is training first responders to deal with these events so they won’t have to depend on the operators. Arlington is charging a tax on wells to help pay for the training but industry is suing the city to keep from paying.