UPDATE: Karnes residents still evacuated after well blowout. From May 19th to June 6th and still counting.
UPDATE: A Big Encana Blowout Boo Hoo.
A huge thanks to Greenpeace for the flyover photos showing the damage from the Encana blowout in Karnes County.
Information from previous post:
Encana fracking blowout
They finally got the blowout that started on Tuesday and shot methane in the air until today under control. The people who were evacuated still haven’t been cleared to go home.
That’s a lot of methane.
UPDATE: Everything is coated in oil, the homes, vehicles, grass pastures, stock ponds, roads, trees… all coated in oil. The video shows how forcefully the methane is blowing. Well blowout leaves oil mess in Karnes County.
HOLD THE PRESSES! There has been another blowout in Karnes County.
KARNES COUNTY, Texas – Another blown well in Karnes County was reported Thursday afternoon, spewing natural gas into the air…
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Charlotte Duncan says
Wow. How ugly. Had not seen these photos before now.
Hard to look at, aren’t they? Thanks for sharing these.
Maggie Henry says
Are there just 2 pictures or am I missing something? How long have those folks been evacuated?
I see 3 pictures. That’s all I have right now.
The blowout started on the May 19 or 20. I spoke with a woman who was living in the La Quinta on the 27th. I do not know if she has gone home.
This is from people who live there or have visited so I cannot confirm: Encana has everything locked down. The roads are blocked or have signs that there is no stopping. The evacuees are scared to talk.