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Covering the Trinity East Energy Ass

March 15, 2013




The City of Irving Park Board always meets on the second Monday of each month. But only after the City of Irving started to get some bad press about their lease agreement with Trinity East Energy and the City of Dallas was exposed on this blog and then later on the front page of The Dallas News , did they decide to move the meeting to a week earlier on March 4. Gas industry asses were being exposed and needed covering.

It seems that Trinity East Energy wanted to come out and do a special presentation of “ass covering” to the Park Board and reassure them that everything is fine out at the gas well site adjacent to the University of Dallas. While we were not at the meeting, we have been told from inside the meeting that the Park Board members were presented with data  that would reassure everyone on the Park Board about gas drilling, and that no one should worry, and no one should really have any questions about the lease agreement, or anything connected to that site. It’s all good. Don’t read the papers, blogs, or listen to the crazy tree huggers/trouble makers.


One suspects they did not want to address the 2009 gas drilling accident that no one at both Irving City Hall or Dallas City Hall wants to talk about.


At the Park Board meeting, they were told that the gas flowing out of the gas well know as UD-Dallas Gas Well Unit #2H was pure. It is SO PURE that it does not need processing, that this is the “purest gas” in the “sweetest spot” in the Barnett Shale. 

It is “so pure and so sweet” that they would normally hook it up to an Atmos pipeline. But the existing Atmos pipeline was too old at 50 years old, so they are waiting to build a new pipeline to transport it…somewhere.


the atmos


What the poor Irving Park Board does NOT KNOW is that Trinity East Energy is waiting on a special use permit from the City of Dallas to build a gas compressor facility/refinery just North of the site to do everything that is needed to clean up dirty gas. This unit would sit next door to the Elm Fork Soccer Complex and would also be situated in the middle of a proposed pipeline network to connect Irving, Grand Prairie, Farmers Branch. This is only a theory but  based on public comments to the media by Trinity East Energy, it looks pretty certain.

Once that compressor facility/refinery is built, it becomes a public utility that no city would control. The State of Texas would oversee it.

The next day on March 5th, Trinity East Energy returned again to give the same presentation to the City of Irving Planning and Development. We assume it was the same…”its’ pure” type of meeting. No worries.

Now, the Irving City Council will have a presentation by Trinity East Energy on Wednesday, March 20th to hear the same, “It’s Pure!” words of reassurance. Don’t ask questions. Don’t talk bad about Trinity East Energy. We’re good, and it’s pure. Asses covered. For now.

town hall


6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 15, 2013 4:34 pm

    If our dry gas is so pure, then what was the Chesapeake Cat Piss funk that stunk up the Arlington Entertainment District on Jan 31 that had EMT’s attending one person?

  2. Wes Scott permalink
    March 15, 2013 5:38 pm

    What I really want to know is, where did you find that incredible photo of Mary Suhm’s pink face?

  3. March 15, 2013 6:44 pm

    Do not miss the statement: THE STATE OF TEXAS WOULD CONTROL THE REFINERY. REMEMBER TCEQ? No more Dallas input.

  4. Karen Scribner permalink
    March 16, 2013 1:35 am

    I was living out of the area for a little over a year so had not kept up on local news. On March 10 or 11 my son and I smelled a strange, unidentifiable odor. I had heard on a sob story radio ad that only 30 wells are operating. One of them must be south of our house, spewing toxins into the air to settle on lakes that we drink water from.

    • March 16, 2013 6:03 pm

      Karen: That would have probably meant that “30” Rigs were up and drilling in the entire Barnett Shale. Those are up from 21-30 days per well drilled. Then comes the frac job for another few days for each well. As for shale gas wells, we have over 16,000 in the so-called “Barnett Shale” region of North Texas. Multiple wells are producing gas or in various stages of production (waiting for pipelines) on multiple pad sites.

      Methane smells and other strange odors coming from gas well production abound in areas of North Texas.

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