I drove through the Eagle Ford Shale in late September. Around Karnes City and Kenedy the drilling activity was unreal. If they put in another man camp it will have to be stacked on top of one that’s already there. Again I ask: Why do they need man camps if they are providing local jobs?
On my way home, I decided to take a quick detour and drive around the Karnes City area.
I’ve spent a lot of my life in the country so I know what country folk do when they see a stranger parked on the road taking pictures–they stop and ask questions. You can learn a lot talking to country folk.
Here is a video of an improperly operating flare. Apparently, it has been operating like this for months.
I only drove a very short distance but I saw a lot of land covered with well sites, waste disposal facilities, compressor stations, pipelines, frack ponds, fracking, drilling and flares were everywhere.
And the people living around all this mess have lots of complaints. They say they are not opposed to fracking but they are opposed to what is happening in their community. This is a bit of a disconnect with reality.