BREAKING NEWS – A massive explosion at an oil rig in Texas has occurred near town of Encinal, local KSAT 12 reported. The explosion took place at about 4am local time. The explosion took place at the Lewis Energy facility, located near Encinal, a town located in south Texas about 120 miles southwest of San Antonio. The company owner of the oil rig, Lewis Energy Group, confirmed the incident in statement on Friday.
It added that the cause is under investigation and no injuries have been reported. “Local fire and police are monitoring the situation and all precautions are being taken to protect the safety of residents of the Encinal Community,” Tony Travino, general counsel for Lewis Energy Group stated in a release. “Lewis Energy Group is undertaking appropriate efforts to extinguish the fire. Further details are to follow as more information is learned.” MORE