Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Barnett Shale, What The Hell?

This picture was taken with me standing on my front porch - yeah, I zoomed in, but the damn rig is still real close to our house. Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's probably over the "600" foot distance it's supposed to be, but the SOB is loud as hell.

This isn't the first rig that's been put up in this exact location. Back in 2005, when we signed an agreement with Dale Resources, the first rig was put up. Did I just say we signed an agreement with Dale Resources back in 2005? In fact, I think it was September of 2005. We have not received not one red cent from Dale Resources, Chesapeake, The Gas Man or anybody. I damn sure had to sign a deal for the IRS...why? I have no idea. We've called Dale Resources who, of course, pass the buck on to Dale Something-Or-Other, then to someone else, and eventually to Chesapeake.

I've already called the police once a few weeks ago when they were banging around at 7:00 in the morning. What really pisses me off is this...listen to the constant noise this thing puts off. I took this video tonight at 8:30.


TXsharon said...

I know what you mean! Just wait for the stench of the thing. I've SO wanted to record the horrendous sound from a drilling rig so I'm really glad you did this. I posted a link on my blog.

Half-Redneck said...

Thanks for the comment and for the link. I totally forgot to mention the gut-wrenching smell that thing puts off.

Half-Redneck said...

We ordered pizza last night.

Pizza Guy: Is that thing always that dang loud?
Us: Always - day and night.
Pizza Guy: Can you hear it inside your house?
Us: Most definitely.
Pizza Guy: That kinda sucks.
Us: More than you'll ever know, Pizza Guy.

TXsharon said...

If you go to Google and search for Barnett Shale, my post that leads to your blog is on the firs page of the results.

I guess by now the rig is gone but you probably have other issues to contend with; like the smell...