Does anyone have any details about how far away you should live from Urban Gas Drilling sites?

Asked by Ben Jordan, Lantana, TX Wed Aug 29, 2012

Finding some great homes in Flower Mound, TX but we are a bit concerned with the proximity to some of the urban gas drilling locations. Wondering if there are any real hard facts about that.

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The United H…, Agent, Mansfield, TX
Mon Dec 3, 2012
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Everyone will have a different oppion on this one I suggest you go out to the selected site of interest and feel it out for yourself. I previously lived within .5miles of one and never once had a single compliant. If you would like help targetting your desired area giving me a ring. I will pull up all the sales active of that particular area over the last 6 months and we will be able to see first hand if the Gas Drilling site has hurt the desirability of the neighborhood and or lead to reduced sales.

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Billie, Home Buyer, Flower Mound, TX
Thu Sep 20, 2012
As far as you can be able to outrun an outburst of gas ..i,e 5miles at least
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The United H…, Agent, Mansfield, TX
Sat Sep 8, 2012
Everyone will have a different oppion on this one I suggest you go out to the selected site of interest and feel it out for yourself. I previously lived within .5miles of one and never once had a single compliant. If you would like help targetting your desired area giving me a ring. I will pull up all the sales active of that particular area over the last 6 months and we will be able to see first hand if the Gas Drilling site has hurt the desirability of the neighborhood and or lead to reduced sales.

Keller Williams Realty
Joseph Fernandez
cell:817-975-7258
off: 817-635-1157
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Rochelle Mor…, Agent, Plano, TX
Wed Aug 29, 2012
The hard facts are up for debate - what some hold dear others write off as bunk. The drill sites themselves are monitored for air pollution, and Flower Mound isolates the sites to within state-accepted safety standards. People that raise concerns are generally thinking more about the fracking process, which doesn't happen only directly under the well, but along the entire pocket where the gas lies. Wells aren't merely vertical, but can often stretch horizontally for miles. Flower Mound has monitored the sites according to government standards and to date no health issues have been documented. However, generally when people have had complaints in other parts of Texas and the country, the properties have been within 1/2 mile of the drill site. Here are some sites you might find useful representing the government, citizens opposed to the drilling and the companies doing the drilling itself: the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality monitors air & ground pollution around the Barnett Shale: http://www.tceq.texas.gov/airquality/barnettshale/bshale-main; the Flower Mound citizens group Stop the Drilling: http://stopthedrilling.blogspot.com/; and KKR http://www.kkr.com/ and Premier Natural Resources http://www.premiernaturalresources.com/

Hope that helps get you in the direction you were wanting to head. I hope you do consider homes in Flower Mound. It's a great place to raise a family.


Rochelle Mortensen
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Wed Aug 29, 2012
If you choice to live in DFW area not much way to escape that unless move further away from the drilling sites. Flower Mound has some fabulous homes !

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