Dallas has a 300′ setback. People, people people! I have seen 2 gas wells explode. A 300′ setback won’t cut it. The blast zone is about 5 times that.
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That description puts things in perspective so we can all understand. Homes could go up with a well!
This 200-300 ft setback number is a left-over from the old days of the "west texas pumper". In those wells, if you knocked over the pumper, nothing would flow from the well–no downhole pressure! The current day high-pressure gas wells are another story–lots of pressure, goes a long way, will kill people a long way outside the 300 ft. circle!!!
Mike H. says
Elizabeth Burns had an amazing story about how cavalier El Paso was about a gas well fire on her land:
Then, a Lawyer gets the fire labeled confidential.