Common Texas Pipeline Problem

By: Maxine Ridling
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, TX - One of the major causes of gas explosions is mistakes from a third party. Before anyone can dig in the ground they must have approval.

The two fatal gas explosions that happened in the past 2 days have 1 thing in common - the confusion over whether gas lines on the land were ever marked.

It's a mistake that current Oil Line repair man, Lawrence Weaver theorized that took two Pampa men's lives yesterday.

According to the TX Railroad Commission gas accidents because of unmarked lines happened 9,660 times just last year.