Oil Rig Explosion Lawyer Meet Our Lawyers Oil Rig Explosions Common Questions Oil Rig Explosion Blog Contact Us
Oil Rig Explosions
Common Causes of Explosions
Oil Rig Explosion Injuries
Wrongful Death
Violation of Safety Regulations
Nigeria Oil Rig Explosion
Transocean Deepwater Horizon
Vermillion 380 A Platform
West Delta 32 Fire
History of Offshore Accidents
Hiring an Attorney

Oil Well Explodes on Eagle Ford Shale

On Tuesday afternoon, an oil well on the Eagle Ford Shale exploded. While no injuries have been reported, officials evacuated nearby homes as a precautionary measure. The explosion occurred at well being operated by Encana Corporation just east of Karnes City, Texas near the intersection of Highway 343 and Highway 792. The Karnes County Sherriff's Department closed Highway 92, forcing motorists to find an alternate route.

Investigators said the well pump exploded and was immediately shut off. Small amounts of hydrogen sulfide gas were still able to escape, which was the primary reason for the evacuation. The cause of the explosion has yet to be determined, though an official investigation by the Texas Railroad Commission and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is underway.

A spokesman for Encana said the company would provide accommodations for the residents who were forced to evacuate and reimburse their expenses until it is safe for them to return to their homes.

Click here to read about the most common causes of oil rig explosions.

Watch Our Offshore Injury Attorney Videos

6009 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77007

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

The verdicts and settlements listed on this site are intended to be representative of cases handled by Arnold & Itkin LLP. These listings are not a guarantee or prediction of the outcome of any other claims.