Kilgore couple to speak against saltwater injection well

Kilgore couple to speak against saltwater injection well
Michael Cavazos
News
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 8:34am

Former Kilgore Mayor Joe T. Parker said Monday he would fight a natural gas driller that wants to turn an oil-producing well on his property into a saltwater injection well.

“When I was a kid, we played in the oil fields,” he said. “We played where the saltwater pits were and you could see where they leaked and spilled, and it’s just crusty. There’s no grass. There’s nothing but dirt in that crust and slime. Like I said, I grew up in that so I know what saltwater does.”

EXCO Resources, a natural gas and oil company based in Dallas, has applied for a special use permit from the City of Kilgore to convert the producing well located in the Parkers’ pasture between FM 349 and Danville Road. 

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