This will not be a class action lawsuit but will involve at least 10 other individual suits. Named defendants include Anadarko Petroleum, Noble Energy, Inc., and Hearth at Oak Meadows.
It is currently believed that Anadarko and Noble are currently or have been producers responsible for gas wells which are near the residence mentioned in the suit.
On April 17th, 2017, a home within Oak Meadows exploded. Natural gas was identified as the source of the explosion and was traced to a leak from a flow line connected to a well currently owned and operated by Anadarko.
The line connected with the explosion site was reported by investigators to not have been properly capped, purged, or properly abandoned pursuant to industry standards. The natural gas that was released from this improperly abandoned line was odorless and this would have prevented anyone from being alerted to the presence of natural gas.
To date, Anadarko and Noble have not provided the location of all the abandoned and potentially active feeder lines with the production activities near Oak Meadows. Anadarko and Noble cannot assure residents that there are no pipes or feeder lines at their residence or that gas is not introduced into the soil of the lines beneath the Oak Meadows homes.
More is developing with our ongoing lawsuit and investigation.
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