Progress on Gas Problems in Van Horn


VAN HORN, TX (Ben Caxton) — Slowly but surely the issues surrounding the town of Van Horn’s natural gas distribution system seem to be coming under control. Gas Department Supervisor Edward Torres advised Council that many of the gas line leaks in the Lobo area have been corrected. Propane tanks have been installed in the area by the City to be able to cut off defective natural gas lines, yet continue to provide energy to two customers who will be affected by the change. Torres told Council that the sand plant which will be located east of the City is making progress in building a six-inch natural gas line for powering the plant. A two-inch line will remain in place to provide residential natural gas to current customers. Torres said that natural gas transportation to the Jobe plant is also progressing well and that Jobe is now better able to meet demands for service. The Council voted to table a request for a contract between Woodland Midstream Utility and Texas Western Municipal Gas, pending a legal review by City Attorney, Steve Mitchell. The contract affects the sand plant and transportation of natural gas to the plant and will be taken up by the Council again at its August 29th meeting. Edna Clark attended the meeting for the Van Horn Advocate.

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