Why is a Texas Vodka Maker Headed to the Caddo Parish Oilfield?
If you asked 100 self-respecting cocktail lovers what goes best with with Tito's Handmade Vodka, I bet that no one would say: "The oil field." Despite that, the popular Texas distiller that makes the some of the finest vodka this side of Russia has teamed up with the non-profit organization Well Done to tackle a petroleum-industry remnant in an effort to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
Tito's Handmade Vodka and Non-Profit Group Well Done Want to Plug Oil Wells in Louisiana
Officials from Tito's and Well Done say that the abandoned wells release harmful co2E gasses into the environment. They claim that by "plugging" the wells that no longer produce oil, they can eliminate a major source of greenhouse gasses that contribute to climate change. The partnership will take the process a step further by completely restoring the surface to its former glory.
Tito's and Well Done Have Already Started Plugging Abandoned Oil Wells in Caddo Parish
According to a report from the ArkLaTex Homepage, the work to plug abandoned oil wells in Caddo Parish has already begun. Back in January, the group plugged a well in the Caddo Lake region. Officials with the distillery issued this statement:
Tito’s and the Well Done Foundation first teamed up in January 2022 to successfully plug Fenner #2 in the Caddo Lake region, as a part of WDF’s larger Five Bayous Project, in cooperation with the State of Louisiana’s Department of Natural Resources Office of Conservation, which will ultimately plug a total of 36 orphan wells across Louisiana
The Next Abandoned Louisiana Oil Well to Be Plugged is in Mooringsport
The next well on the list is in Mooringsport, Louisiana. The "Gish B #6" well at 2507 Pot Luck Rd. will be plugged later today (February 22nd). The process should take about 3 hours and will be 100% paid for by Tito's Handmade Vodka.