update on Pantego Compressor Station near AISD Bailey Junior High

update…the vote passed to allow onsite, electric compressors in raised housing structures at the fence line by Bowen Rd. These urban electric compressors are touted as emission free, but below you will see a TCEQ questionaire regarding all the different ways compressor equipment can vent emissions.

Carrizo explained how they handle compressor “blow downs” I’m not sure if their process is only for

planned maintenance. Because emergency “upsets” occur that cause the need to bring down and back up the compressor.
Carrizo says they mitigate (planned only?) blow downs by directing the flow of whats left in the piping down to a certain psi and into the storage tanks where the tanks get free pass to vent like in this video….

Above video of Pantego officals that seemed to be unaware (by Carrizo’s omission to disclose) of the obtrusive, future compression needed onsite.  Below is my love letter to Pantego City Council  forthe upcoming re-vote …

Above video was my testamony given Dec 2012 for Pantego TX’s planning and zoning consideration in approving lift compression needed for the wells that “petered out too soon”.

Note I blogged earlier (with video) about how industry folks like to misrepresent emission risks..

—– Forwarded Message —-
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: council.barrett@townofpantego.com; council.brewster@townofpantego.com; council.funderlic@townofpantego.com; council.price@townofpantego.com; council.surratt@townofpantego.com; sfox@townofpantego.com; mayor.paradise@townofpantego.com
Sent: Mon, January 28, 2013 9:34:29 AM
Subject: Pantego thanks for turning down compressor station in your town-tonight make it twice-thanks

Last month you voted down Carrizo’s request for compression at your 7 gas well padsite near Bailey Junior High- as expected Carrizo was quick to bring it back on your agenda.
I noticed on your minutes some extra legal consultation fees about this upcoming re-vote.
Note this article below about a doctor who is compelled to communicate to the community to remove oneself from harm’s way… my testamony from your P&Z meeting deserves a re-review before tonight’s vote, (see above video) thanks.
Reminder-we still do not have a plan for blowdowns and what emissions are mitigated by what technical means….it would be appropriate to have a good understanding because that will happen every 90 days at least and an evacuation could be in order when planned blowdowns happen….emergency evacuations are in order for when rolling blacks out happen if we do not understand what emissions are during UNPLANNED compressor MSS events. (MSS is maintenance/shut down/start up)

FYI, this is a work sheet from the TCEQ re: Carrizo and the UTA Unit A padsite

Blowdown or Process Venting Emissions

Note: If process vents are included elsewhere in this workbook, please do NOT report those vents on this worksheet.

Total blowdown vented volume in 2009 (scf/yr)

Total volume of gas released during blowdown or process venting event in standard cubic feet (SCF) for 2009.

Number of events in 2009 (number)

Total number of blowdown or process venting occurrences in 2009.

Blowdown Or Process Control Device

Is a control device being used?

Indicate whether the blowdown or process venting emissions are being controlled by an abatement device or process, such as a combustive device, condenser, recycling/recompression, etc. A combustive device can be a flare, incinerator, process heater, boiler, or similar type devices that are used for combustion of gas streams to reduce emissions. Select from routed to a flare, routed to other combustive device, or other type of control.

Type of control device

Indicate the specific type of control device or process. Examples include: flare, incinerator, process heater, boiler, vapor combustor, condenser, recycling/recompression, etc. Select from routed to flare, routed to other combutive device or other.

VOC control device efficiency

Indicate the efficiency with which the control device reduces VOC emissions.

Annual VOC emissions, tons per year

Report the 2009 emissions from the blowdown and/process vents here.

In addition, complete the “HAPs >= 0.1 tpy” tab

If any HAPs exist greater than or equal to 0.1 tpy, complete the “HAPs >= 0.1 tpy” tab.


About Kim Triolo Feil

Since TX Statute 253.005 forbids drilling in heavily settled municipalities, I unsuccessfully ran for City Council Seat to try to enforce this. Since Urban Drilling, our drinking water has almost tripled for TTHM's. Before moving to Arlington in 1990, I lived in Norco’s “cancer alley”, a refinery town. It was only after Urban Drilling in Arlington did I start having health effects. After our drill site was established closest to my home, the chronic nosebleeds started. I know there are more canaries here in Arlington having reactions to our industrialized airshed (we have 55-60 padsites of gas wells). Come forward and report to me those having health issues especially if you live to the north/northwest of a drill site so I can map your health effects on this blog. My youtube account is KimFeilGood. FAIR USE NOTICE: THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL THE USE OF WHICH HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. MATERIAL FROM DIVERSE AND SOMETIMES TEMPORARY SOURCES IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN A PERMANENT UNIFIED MANNER, AS PART OF AN EFFORT TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH EMINENT DOMAIN AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AMONG OTHER THINGS). IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS A 'FAIR USE' OF THE INFORMATION AS ALLOWED UNDER SECTION 107 OF THE US COPYRIGHT LAW. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 17 USC SECTION 107, THE SITE IS MAINTAINED WITHOUT PROFIT FOR THOSE WHO ACCESS IT FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE: HTTP://WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/ TO USE MATERIAL REPRODUCED ON THIS SITE FOR PURPOSES THAT GO BEYOND 'FAIR USE', PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER INDICATED WITH A NAME AND INTERNET LINK AT THE END OF EACH ITEM. (NOTE: THE TEXT OF THIS NOTICE WAS ALSO LIFTED FROM CORRIDORNEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM)
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