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05-02-04, 10:13
Woman strikes oil in her bathroom

A Texas woman has returned from work to find crude oil covering her home's floors and spilling from the toilets, bathtub and sinks.

Experts have told Leila LeTourneau the oil kind of "burped up".

Longview city crews and representatives from Basa Research, which owns some wells in the area, are trying to help find the source of the oil.

Local station KLTV reported one theory is that the house may have been built on an abandoned well that was not properly plugged.

"I always tease people about, 'doesn't everybody in Texas have an oil derrick in the back yard ?', Then when I came home I discovered I struck oil inside the house," LeTourneau said.

She and her son are now staying at a hotel.

Story filed: 07:28 Thursday 5th February 2004

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05-02-04, 10:14
Whoa, that was one 'crude' happening! :D :eek: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif Hi Chocco.

05-02-04, 10:19
Hi Tippucat http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Awesome luck wasn't it? :cool:
Good to see you around.

05-02-04, 15:20
Will she be able to claim it?

If not it'll just add to expences... :(

05-02-04, 20:42
I saw pics of it this AM on the news. It showed her squishing along her carpet. I can't imagine she'll ever be able to live in the house again. Would they ever get the smell out? :eek:

05-02-04, 20:48
If she owns the property, there could be some interesting claim issues...