Saturday, October 20, 2012
A Flare Erupts Out of Control in Texas
Published on Oct 20, 2012 by GARDAPTX On October 2nd, 2012 on Berry Oil lease "Gardendale No10", a flare used for burning off gases into the atmosphere erupted in flames. Smoke and fire shot hundreds of feet into the air almost an hour before Berry Oil employees could shut off the flow of fuel. Apparently, no one was injured in the blaze, but it's notable that Berry Oil plans to drill over 300 wells within the 12 square miles of Gardendale, TX, population 2,200. Berry plans some wells as near as 130 feet from homes and families. Oil industry insiders have described Berry Oil as merely a "bad player". GARDAP would agree with that assessment. You see, we judge Berry, not by what their hired, apologist PR firm, KGB Texas, says about Berry, but rather, what Berry actually does to our community. There is a gathering storm in Gardendale, and the central question still remains: who will be the next Berry Oil casualty?