An Eagle Ford oil well exploded Tuesday afternoon and forced the evacuation of several nearby homes.
The well, operated by Enaca Corp was located off of FM 792 about four miles east of Karnes City, TX. Karnes County, Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva said the well pump that exploded was shut off but hydrogen sulfide gas still escaped. No one was reported injured.
The latest update on Wednesday at 3pm was that the flow of gas has been slowed and the company was working to shut it down completely.
An Encana spokesman affirmed "that the company is providing accommodation and incidental expenses to evacuated residents until the well is shut down and Encana and the Karnes County Sherriff’s Department determine it's safe for them to return to their homes."