ATTN: AISD and Homerule TX cities, info on fighting HB40 if it becomes law

1:00 UPDATE today’s legislative vote in Austin on HB40 (to strip local control of drilling from towns to prevent any fracking bans) passed 122 to 18. There were no concessions on any amendments such as allowing sets backs just for schools, daycares or parks, or to allow deputizing extra help for the RRC on inspections, or to have the authority to shut down production during bad weather events… Even though many cited the recent Arlington frack spill and evacuation…it passed. The author, Drew Darby, poses with these Republican gals in this picture and I’m embarrassed to be of the same sex of these women…I’m embarrassed to be  of the same species of these humans that make inhumane decisions….gaze upon the devil’s work…..

After I *emailed our AISD school board leaders and asked them to fight to prevent the drillers from coming back and finishing the buildout of these gaswell padsites near our schools, I forgot to attach this email from Chip Northrup, a retired fossil fuel industry guy who has a conscience.

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Open Records Request database for LABC frack fluid spill = tran$parency te$t

Re: spill of 4/11-4/12 2015:
Need MSDS sheets for the LABC flowback fluid.
Need MSDS sheets for the frack chemicals list.
Need AFD field notes and incident/dispatch reports.
Need City Gas Well dept. field notes and any other reports or fines info.
Need estimate of PIR charges, thank you.

—- Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: OPENRECS <openrecs@tceq.texas.gov>
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 1:06 PM
Subject: PIR request
Please send me TCEQ investigators’s field notes, incident report, and subsequent suma canister readings for dispatch to Lake Arlington Baptist Church Drill Site in the Barnett Shale on Saturday, April 11- April 12 2015, 2912 Little Rd., Arlington, TX 76016
Thank you

—- Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “open.records@rrc.state.tx.us” <open.records@rrc.state.tx.us>
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 7:07 PM
Subject: PIR request
Please send the RRC investigators’s field notes, incident report, and any info on mud and or sampling done for the Lake Arlington Baptist Church Drill Site in the Barnett Shale on Saturday, April 11 – April 12 2015, 2912 Little Rd., Arlington, TX 76016.
 
You can email me the results or send it to:
Kim Feil
409 N Elm St
Arlington TX 76011
Thank you
Kim
817 274-7257

The toxic flowback frack water moved from filling the

cellars on the padsite… to spilling into the
storm sewers and flowed into
Rush Creek. The firechief spoke of the demarcation lines 9-12 inches where the waters  rose.
It flowed through the neighborhoods, past the golf course,
to north Arlington via Village Creek which then goes into
Trinity River and started back south and passed close or may have made contact with Richland Chambers water body and Cedar Creek (both drinking water reservoirs that supply the metroplex. It continued to
Lake Livingston and then on to
Barge Bayou and into the
Gulf.
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752 feet separates the Trinity from the Cedar Creek intake…

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Pics vids & letters: Lake Arlington Baptist Church frack fluid well blow out

4/17/15
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4/16/15 UPDATE more kids in harms way?
labc fail kid pic after spill

Field Daze at LABC……Thursday, April 16, 2015 11:45 am….

UPDATE-pulled this copy of a letter off of Facebook taken by a resident in the area on Tuesday, 4/14/15 JUST TWO DAYS AFTER THE SPILL….New video on Facebook of the LABC FRACK spill site

“Dear Mr. Mayor and the City of Arlington, LABC….Tuesday, April 14, 2015 4:45pm There was a tremendous amount of frack mud all over Little Rd today due to the heavy traffic coming and going from the site. It dried up throughout the day and the street sweeper made constant passes. While this effort made the road look better, it didn’t remove the mud! It’s simply relocated it throughout the surrounding neighborhood in the form of a dust cloud. As I approached the site, I saw a lot of flagmen directing traffic and someone running back and forth across the street in the heavy dust. When I got closer, I saw it was a little boy! He was chasing a baseball that had rolled across Little Rd. thru the mud, dirt and dust. Surprised that a child would be anywhere near the area, I slowly passed the field. To my shock, there were kids all over the baseball field next to the pad wall.Screen shot 2015-04-15 at 12.44.56 PM

How dare the City allow children to play on soil that is still being tested!!! How dare Lake Arlington Baptist Church allow this on their property. Are you trying to prove a point by exposing children to unknown toxins?? What parent would allow their kid to play there??!! Were these kids bussed in? If so, WHY?”

end update


4/1415 Arlington City Council day session LABC accident briefing pics

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Just so you know the meeting ended with an update on a gas well “retreat” the city had two weeks ago THAT despite my requests that I WAS NOT INVITED TO FOR MY INPUT  & INVOLVEMENT!
It looks like IF all shines bright, we could have 6-8 more padsites and another 400 plus gas wells added to our already 306 gas wells (not including the 111 external-to-Arlington gas wells that we get minerals off of).

 


4/14/2015 Kim Feil writes…

I tried to get the LABC church staff to take an active role to defend the neighborhood and their ministry back in October, 2014 and then again in January of 2015, but no one from the church followed up with me on any of my letters..
….God is good all the time.  People reap what they sow.
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “eric.herrstrom@labc.com” <eric.herrstrom@labc.com>; “pam.mason@labc.com” <pam.mason@labc.com>; “ed.laymance@labc.com” <ed.laymance@labc.com>; “jason.medlin@labc.com” <jason.medlin@labc.com>; “brandon.barton@labc.com” <brandon.barton@labc.com>; “william.herrera@labc.com” <william.herrera@labc.com>
Cc: “michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov” <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Thursday, January 8, 2015 12:17 AM
Subject: Re: LABC gasleak complaint-need your involvement
Please come to the next City Council meeting (101 W Abram 1/13/15) to speak against the 3 wells being permitted at the Perr drill site (at California and Cooper). And then speak again at the end during citizen participation on your LABC site. 
 
Ask council to take the Precautionary Principle and deny any more drilling zones in Arlington, thank you.
 

Here is the complaint I received on the ongoing gas leak near your church…

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: XXX@tccd.edu>
To: “kimfeil@sbcglobal.net” <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 5:53 PM
Subject: Gas Leak at LABC Drill Site


Good afternoon,

I hope this message finds you in good spirits.  I read some of your blog information today and it certainly proved helpful.  I reside directly across the street from the LABC site, where just a few days ago there was a major leak.  They are still working around the clock to find the leak.  I bought my house from the  previous owner without the knowledge that drilling was to begin soon a few years ago, and it has been a roller coaster ever sense.  I have honestly done my best to ignore the situation and not let it stress me out, but now I am thinking this may not be the best place to raise a family.

In your efforts to educate the community further, please feel free to contact me (email is best).  I would even be willing to speak at council meetings, etc.  Thanks for what you have done, please know it does matter.

Sincerely,
XXX

From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: “eric.herrstrom@labc.com” <eric.herrstrom@labc.com>; “pam.mason@labc.com” <pam.mason@labc.com>; “ed.laymance@labc.com” <ed.laymance@labc.com>; “jason.medlin@labc.com” <jason.medlin@labc.com>; “brandon.barton@labc.com” <brandon.barton@labc.com>; “william.herrera@labc.com” <william.herrera@labc.com>
Cc: “michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov” <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Friday, October 31, 2014 9:17 AM
Subject: Your leadership in plugging and abandoning the nearby gas wells is expected
https://barnettshalehell.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/pineglen-ct-home-near-labc-4-sale-two-buyers-refused-citing-proximity-to-drill-site/   (password protected to read one of YOUR affected church members the password is Pineglen.)
 
Kim Feil (I have a Christian Heart and repentant for signing my minerals via my blog/foregone career)
 
817 274-7257


TEX LG. CODE ANN. A§ 253.005 : Texas Statutes – Section 253.005: LEASE OF OIL, GAS, OR MINERAL LAND
“(c) A well may not be drilled in the thickly settled part of the municipality..”

Texas Administrative Code, Title 30, Part 1, Chapter 101, Subchapter A,
Rule 101.4, Environmental Quality, Nuisance

No person shall discharge from any source whatsoever one or more
air contaminants or combinations thereof, in such concentration and
of such duration as are or may tend to be injurious to or to adversely
affect human health or welfare, animal life, vegetation, or property, or
as to interfere with the normal use and enjoyment of animal life, vegetation,
or property.


Heres some more history back in 2010

Here is the five year running update website too of the LABC Gas Project. ONLY THEY NEED TO UPDATE IT WITH THE ACCIDENT INFO!

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Silly Siluria thinks CH4 to C 2H 4 = plastics is a good idea…not 4 our biosphere!

Plastics problems everywhere – in our bodies, they don’t care.

Trinkets made our earth can’t take,

lets fix the mounds of garbage we make.

I choose to reduce the use of plastics-U CAN TOO!

#hempoil

#wind&solar NOT oil&gas


http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2015/04/14/a-tech-upstart-turns-shale-gas-into-plastics-and-gasoline/?utm_source=followingimmediate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20150414

Shale (fail) gas into ethylene into plastics products = bigger fail than (greedy) mankind realizes its making.

#extinctionEvent

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LABC info here w/history to boot (and coots) – no pun intended

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UPDATE 4/14/15 The Star Telegram reported of today’s meeting “….thousands of gallons of salty, pressurized frack water to begin back-flowing out of a well….Crowson said. “They called us a couple hours too late. There was already frack fluid water flowing from the site….Vantage is investigating whether a manufacturing detect led to a hole in the frack adapter flange near the wellhead, city officials said. The flange is reportedly used on other wells at the site….Investigators did not detect flammable gas, but the city is still awaiting the results of testing on water, soil and air samples taken over the weekend…Much of the frack water was contained on the site and was pumped into either tanks or trucks. However, Crowson said thousands of gallons of the salty water also flowed into Rush Creek and Village Creek. The water did not enter Lake Arlington, one of the city’s drinking-water sources, and officials did not express any health concerns….numerous public safety measures that were employed, such as removing explosives used in fracking and declaring a no-fly zone up to 5,000 feet over the pad site.”

UPDATE 4/13/2015 Here is a letter I sent to CH2M. Our city contracts with them on water sensors for effluents as the water enters the treatment plant…I want to make sure we are watching closely as run off may be reaching our drinking water source at Lake Arlington.

Dear CH2M, over the weekend, a drill site in Arlington had a loss of well control issue over a 24 hour period where toxic frack water was bubbling back up out of the well. I do not know if any escaped as run off and will go into our drinking water source. Nor do I know if any detectors can sense frack chemicals going into our water treatment plant. What information can we ask/give Buzz Pishkur (Arlington water director) to make sure they are doing appropriate testing so I can feel safe drinking our water? It is raining as I type this and I’m worried about run off. In Caddo LA about 5 years ago, 17 cattle died from drinking a small amt of frack fluid run off mixed with rain water after a storm. Six months later more cattle died after a rainstorm to the Wilfong family near Mineral Wells. This stuff is highly toxic.
If you would please craft a letter for me and send it on my behalf and copy me, that would be appreciated-here are the two email addresses to send that letter to …Buzz Pishkur <buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>; and please copyme, kimfeil@sbcglobal.net
Thank You

Kim Feil


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From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: Buzz Pishkur <buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>
Cc: Robert Rivera <robert.rivera@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Shepard <robert.shepard@arlingtontx.gov>; Lana Wolff <lana.wolff@arlingtontx.gov>; Sheri Capehart <sheri.capehart@arlingtontx.gov>; Jimmy Bennett <jimmy.bennett@arlingtontx.gov>; Michael Glaspie <michael.glaspie@arlingtontx.gov>; Charlie Parker <charlie.parker@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Cluck <robert.cluck@arlingtontx.gov>; Kathryn Wilemon <kathryn.wilemon@arlingtontx.gov>; Cynthia Simmons <cynthia.simmons@arlingtontx.gov>; Trey Yelverton <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; Don Crowson <don.crowson@arlingtontx.gov>; Jim Parajon <jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov>; Bridgett White <bridgett.white@arlingtontx.gov>; Tony Rutigliano <tony@downtownarlington.org>; Brett Shipp <bshipp@wfaa.com>; “jessica.minley@arlingtontx.gov” <jessica.minley@arlingtontx.gov>; Collin Gregory <collin.gregory@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2015 11:46 PM
Subject: What run off risk is it to Lake Arlington now that it is raining after the LABC frack spill incident?
Are we testing for frack chemicals? I know the answer is no, but please share technical information as to what markers or sensors we use as the water comes to the intake at the treatment plant to detect effluents such as what we fear might be running off into our lake?
In Caddo LA about 5 years ago 17 cattle died from drinking a small amt of frack fluid run off mixed with rain water after a storm. Six months later more cattle died after a rainstorm to the Wilfong family near Mineral Wells. This stuff is highly toxic.
We suspected there was a problem at the LABC site months ago as phone conversations with residents and the drillers conflicted with what the city said was not happening: a problem. Even if Fish Creek would have released this letter to the public or media a month ago, would this have made a difference in the blow out? A group of LiveableArlington citizens met and there was knowledge of “information” that Fish Creek was sitting on, but honestly who would have acted to shut them down earlier? Not the city-they bend over every chance they get to let the drillers have their way, not the state-they don’t interfere, and the EPA defers to the state. And after tomorrow’s HB40 vote to take away local control of these drill sites, its too little too late. When the city of Arlington had local control-they never used it, now that they might lose local control..they act all perky like they actually care about protecting the citizens…just a farse-just a farse.

UPDATE at 2:45 on Sunday, 4/12/15 AFD says the well is under control (24 hours later) and the evacuations have been lifted-let the law suits begin.

They need to remove all that soil as fracking fluid was named in the killing 17 of cows  after a rain storm where they drank the run off! Same thing was said to have happened in Mineral Wells too.

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So…look above the firman’s head and see the faded pic-that could be gas escaping-but you won’t smell it! Maybe that faded spot is heat or the toxic fluid spray? They claim NO GAS escaped.

This site has a history as I have blogged about this LABC drilling location…click here. If a relief well was needed to be drilled would they have had the room to do it? That was a question I posed to our AFD back in 2012 with zero response.

Another concerned Arlington resident has too…click here.


Oh well at least this didn’t happen.

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Methane Plume over Southwest US=global warming woes / fracking 4 Coal Bed Methane the cause? PROBABLY!

RSOE reported…”Scientists are working to pinpoint the source of a giant mass of methane hanging over the southwestern U.S., which a study found to be the country’s largest concentration of the greenhouse gas.”

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3760084.shtml#.VSlCJ5TF8WU…Associated Press reports (I bolfaced for emphasis)…

“FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) – “… the Four Corners Generating Station closed three of its coal-burning units in 2013 …. San Juan Generating Station is scheduled to shutter two of its coal-burning units in 2017 to meet federal emission standards….The company plans to build the (natural gas & photovoltaic) power plant in Waterflow. It’s scheduled to begin operation in mid-2019.”


BUT IS 2017  TOO LATE?…you frackn’ betcha!


If fracking for coal seam gas (which is how fracking got started-they first fracked for coal seam gas before they applied that process to shale rock) is being used….this chart should really piss you off if you don’t particularly like co-produced water that comes with that type (coal seam gas) of fossil fuel extraction.

I blogged about how globally that type of gas yields a mother-load of produced water in relation to the actual gas you get…which makes me think Shell & Chevron are indirectly getting into the selling of nasty (instead of injecting it) water business?

Coal Bed Methane represents only 2.4% of global gas production, yet accounts for an estimated 67% of the global ‘produced water’ that gets disturbed, brought up, and needs to be disposed of properly (to later cause frackquakes).

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https://twitter.com/BlueTechR/status/429189265998614528

Here are some pictures that caught my eye when I was looking at what could be near the Durango/Farmington area….

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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_METHANE_HOT_SPOT_THINGS_TO_KNOW?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-04-09-04-24-09 ……

Apr 9, 4:24 AM EDT

SCIENTISTS SEEK SOURCE OF GIANT METHANE MASS OVER SOUTHWEST that is the size of Connecticut…

“POSSIBLE SOURCES

Methane occurs naturally and also is emitted by landfills and the agricultural and oil and natural gas industries.

One possible source of the hot spot is methane released from the region’s coal deposits.

The releases can happen naturally, especially where coal seams reach the earth’s surface. They also occur deliberately when energy companies extract methane – the primary component of natural gas – from coal beds.

The region is home to the San Juan Basin, North America’s most productive area coal bed methane extraction area.

Methane also is released by coal mining and oil and gas drilling systems, and cattle produce large amounts of the gas.”


Here are my q’s…

1) Are they fracking for CSG or just unearthing coal to ship to China?

2) Does fracking for CSG (Coal Seam Gas) in the southwest of US area have a geology that confirms that chart where globally CSG produced water accounts for 67% of all the produced water production?

3) If they have been fracking for CSG for over the decades, then is my concern for too much produced water production/frackquakes unfounded?

Either way the global warming thang bites my ass as other countries have even more reasons to fracking hate us for destroying our biosphere! #US=enemiesOfThoseUnderstandingOurWarmingExtinctionPlight!

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Sue Barnett Drill Site Arlington Town Hall Meeting w/ Councilman Rivera

Lot’sa footage to digest of the “vocal venting event”, but here is some of the April 9, 2015 packed town hall meeting clips. The meeting was called by Councilman Robert Rivera in response to the “barrage” of complaints of this active Sue Barnett padsite in the drilling phase. Thanks loads to “boots on da ground” Jane Lynn for visiting with the neighbors and getting exposed herself during what I’ll blatantly call a…..

Sue Barnett site plan that includes a drilling killing spree.

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They re-scheduled the meeting for next Tues., 4/21 at 6:00 or 6:30 pm at 5,000 S Collins at the Arlington Airport meeting space.

Councilman Rivera announced that he signed off as being one of the only north Texas council people on the Environment Texas petition to denounce HB40 which will strip local gov of control of these drill sites…..I commented that even if wekeep control, we are back to square one with a council full of pro fracking voters.

Screen shot 2015-04-10 at 10.28.50 AMChloe must be talking about the BP spill. Animals don’t fare well in hydrocarbon spewing/spill exposures.

Here is a link to a lady I videoed when she testified her dog and a friend’s dog and a cat went blind after drilling came in.

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#recallArlington’sAnimalLiveablityAward


Then there was the footage of those complaining about subsidence and sink holes…

So I had to pinch myself to know that I was in Arlington cause all these years I was thinking fracking only bothered a handful of us…tide’s a turning ya’ll!

Here is some footage of people in NC testifying against fracking…

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Chevron has been selling produced water to California farmers = heavy metal concert at your diner table?

Last summer in 2014, the New York Times reported that Chevron sells it’s oil filed waste water for farming in California….how that story got past me is a puzzle.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/08/us/california-drought-chevron-oil-field-water-irrigation.html “About 760,000 barrels of water a day are produced at the Kern River oil field — compared with 70,000 barrels of oil — and half of the water goes to the Cawelo Water District.”

I had been concerned that the fracking related waste water called “produced water”, which has a high salinity, was being used to de-ice the roads in Pennsylvania. I feared the run off could get into soil and water supplies, and risk our “food” supplies. Who wants to eat produce that is grown with contaminated “produced” waste water?

But the most recent story here in April 2015 got my attention (I boldfaced for emphasis)…

http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/Oil-wastewater-used-on-Kern-County-crops-298949201.html?mobile=y says “…the general manager of the Cawelo Water District, says they have been buying half a million barrels of water from Chevron every day for about 20 years.

Then they dilute it with fresh groundwater.

“The farmers here rely on this water. In years like this, we’re trying to keep everything alive at this point,” he said. “It’s a very good water supply to have.”

It’s supposed to be a win-win. For every one barrel of oil Chevron produces, another 10 barrels of the salty water come up with it.

Ansolabehere tells us this technique is fairly unique to Kern County, because the salt in Chevron’s water is particularly tame (less salty) in this area.”

So I’m reading this and thinking….the saltier the brine, the more radioactive it is.ooops-Chevron sells less radioactive water to the farmers?

When NORM (normally occurring radioactive matter) gets disturbed and mixes with mankind’s-introduced-fracking-chemicals, it then is transformed in a new regulated state called TENORM (technologically enhanced NORM). I hope to baby Jesus that TENORM is only found in flowback water and not produced water. But then again I keep coming back to those haunting words……the more saltier-the more radioactive…dang!

The Difference Between Flowback & Produced Water:

Flowback is a one time stage that occurs after all the water, sand, & chemicals are pushed down into the ground (frack) to mix with the bowels of earth’s heavy metals, radon, arsenic, NORM, natural formation (salt) water, and other nasty constituents. All that TENORM ladened water flows back up and needs proper (regulated) disposal (to later cause earthquakes). Depending on the geology, some of the “frack on crack” flowback gets left down there to risk other ground water supplies.

Whereas Produced Water will have flowback in it (just initially? how long?), but is basically comprised of the old oceans beneath us that get disturbed when they drill/frack for fossil fuels. These high salinity waters come up (not by choice) and this is what reckless farmers like in California want to farm with?

Chesapeake showed three types of produced water quality levels of Total Dissolved Solids……

“Brackish” (5,000 to 35,000 ppm TDS) which brackish water in Australia is where Shell is planning to be the world’s biggest producer of liquefied natural gas as was reported by the Australian.com.au.

IESC reported…”Co-produced water is generally brackish, with salinity levels ranging from about 300 to 10 000 milligrams per litre (mg/L). By comparison, the salinity of water supplies for Australian towns can range from less than 250 up to about 1000 mg/L [3],”

“Saline” (35,000 to 50,000 ppm TDS)

“Brine” (50,000 to 150,000+ ppm TDS)

But in this article…http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/prodwaterpaper1.pdf  a very telling, a very chilling description in the executive summary is as follows (I boldfaced for emphasis)….Produced water characteristics and physical properties vary considerably depending on the geographic location of the field, the geological formation with which the produced water has been in contact for thousands of years, and the type of hydrocarbon product being produced. Produced water properties and volume can even vary throughout the lifetime of the reservoir. Oil and grease are the constituents of produced water that receive the most attention in both onshore and offshore operations, while salt content (expressed as salinity, conductivity, or total dissolved solids [TDS]) is also a primary constituent of concern in onshore operations. In addition, produced water contains many organic and inorganic compounds that can lead to toxicity. Some of these are naturally occurring in the produced water while others are related to chemicals that have been added for well-control purposes. These vary greatly from location to location and even over time in the same well.” 

I recall a conversation with a RRC guy who said that the wet drilling mud is something that adds beneficial moisture to our dry Texas soil….I didn’t want to know any more …’nuff said. My gut is that some of your Texas produce may have been grown in TENORM drilling mud.

But before I end this blog about produced water, I must add that there are also issues with spills at these drill sites that cause the metals in the dirt to bind and leach out and make the spill to be even more toxic because of the COLLOIDS.  So the question begs if you take produced water and add it to dirt, aren’t you inviting a heavy metal concert to your diner table?

Why not instead create your own water out of thin air instead of dredging it up from the bowels of the earth?

SO WHO ELSE IS GOING TO GET A MOTHERLOAD OF PRODUCED WATER THAT THEY COULD FEASIBLY SELL TO DROUGHT HUNGRY FARMERS? (read on)…

NY Times reported that recently Royal Dutch Shell bought an LNG company called BG and plans to drill for natural gas in Brazil and take over an LNG processing plant in Queensland. On a side note,BG has a contract to buy L.N.G. from a facility called Sabine Pass on the Gulf of Mexico, owned by Cheniere Energy.”

I blogged about how globally that type of gas yields a mother-load of produced water in relation to the actual gas you get…which makes me think they are getting into the selling nasty water business?

Coal Bed Methane represents only 2.4% of global gas production, yet accounts for an estimated 67% of the global ‘produced water’ that gets disturbed, brought up, and needs to be disposed of properly (to later cause frackquakes).

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-08/shell-to-sell-twice-as-much-lng-as-exxon-chevron-after-bg-deal ..”The deal gives Shell access to BG’s Australian project to produce 8.5 million tons of LNG a year from coal-seam gas. “

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$5 Million dollar water well FAIL – contaminated with Methane …oops

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pic of the old water system they were trying to retire

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http://www.wgrz.com/story/news/2015/04/07/cassadaga-village-water-well-methane/25429863/

The story goes on to say this happened in Livingston and Campbell county too….hmmmn shallow formations=more opportunity for methane leaks.


Thanks to RSOE for reporting this!!http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=HZ-20150408-47680-USA


Now this Arlington TX Barnett Shale blogger wants to find out if the contamination is biogenic or thermogenic…dang why can’t the frackers pay to prove they didn’t contaminate that water?

Here is some drilling sites scarring Turnup Run 85 miles  48 miles away from Cassadaga NY…..

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When earthquakes are ignored by frackers just jump rope…its all good

I was so sure this was Oklahoma footage from their rash of frackquakes, but this video turned out to be wind related in Calgary Alberta. But keep reading to get to the punch line video…snicker snicker.

(I boldfaced for emphasis)

On 4/13/15, the New Yorker reported of a 2013 conversation...“We had two hundred and twenty-two earthquakes reported as felt that year, and I said something should be done, and the O.C.C.  basically said to me, ‘Go away, what’s your problem, that’s no big deal, and there’s no way you can link earthquakes to disposal wells, you’re just crazy.’


The O.C.C.’s January 2015 statement (albeit two years later) concerns a “TRAFFIC LIGHT” NEW DIRECTIVES system notice. The post on their website on 3/25/15 states that they have until April 18, 2015 to prove to the OGCD that they are not disposing below the Arbuckle Formation….the frackers/operators were mailed this letter on 3/18/2015.

“The “traffic light” system was first put in place in 2013 in response to the concerns over the possibility of earthquake activity being caused by oil and gas wastewater disposal wells in Oklahoma. It has been in a state of constant evolution since then, as new data becomes available.

Other elements of the traffic light system include:

 The “yellow light” permitting program that requires seismicity review for any proposed disposal well and requires special permitting based on seismicity concerns for any well:

            proposed within three miles of a stressed fault, even in the absence of seismicity

            proposed within ten kilometers of an earthquake “swarm” or magnitude 4.0 event

 Rules increasing from monthly to daily the required recording of well pressure and volume from all Arbuckle wells in the state

 Rules requiring Mechanical Integrity Tests for wells disposing of volumes of 20,000 barrels a day or more have increased from once every five years to every year, or more often if so directed by the Commission

 Full review of disposal well operations in an Area of Interest None of these elements should in any way be viewed as a final step. The traffic light system will continue to evolve.” 


…or you can play Pong at the traffic light while you wait for the next quake…

….its all good…isn’t it?

…meanwhile here is a “buy in” opportunity to drill some more in the sweet sad state of  OklaBOUNCYhoma

https://www.meagheradvisors.com/listings/project/192/caerus-oil-and-gas-llc

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