- Chesapeake reported to TCEQ of their Arlington TX General Motors padsite for natural gas wells that their produced water storage tanks have losses to the atmosphere of 435 lbs per year per tank.
- Chesapeake also reported from a third party tester of their 3H well to show 1ppm of Hydrogen sulfide during a test.
- Chesapeake also reported of their Fulson site on a third party water test of having a flash emissions factor of 11.5 that quote “Pressurized water sample physically flashed” They went on to say that the sampled site has associated LIQUID hydrocarbons….(wet gas)
- Chesapeake disclosed in their Process Description to TCEQ regarding their gas-lift compressors, and gave a conservative estimate to have about 20 blowdows per year per compressor engine.. aproximately 1000 cubic feet of gas could be vented to the atmosphere during a blowdown, and that one blowdown could occur in a one hour period.
- As for the Crosstex compressor station (in ft Worth) under a standard permit#75004, they reported 52 planned MSS blowdowns per engine (times about 12 engines?)
- A Carrizo rep said at the Pantego P&Z Dec 2012 meeting that these ELECTRIC lift compressors are routinely taken down for “PLANNED” maintenance and that their process to mitigate emissions during shut down is as follows… “that gas is sent into the sales line until its actually bled down to the low lying presssure that’s in that system-down to about 200 lbs and then ..it… (the excess pressure/gas) goes to the tanks” (which indirectly vents to the atmospere).
- These storage tanks should have Vapor Recovery Devices to past muster on the ideal urban drilling standards of “zero emissions”.
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- Frack on Crack Confirmed….told ya so!
- Mersorb for those Pesky South TeXas HIGH Mercury NG Concentrations
- Using renewable energy to reduce frack water footprint …. huh?
- Borrowing from Equity Markets to Frack For Oil + Lack of Free Cash Flow = UNsustainable just for the US
- Digging caused pipeline Gas Leak at UTA, zero tolerance needed w/these added risk factors….
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I live at ground zero for urban drilling.
We have about 60 padsites in our 99 sq mile town here in Arlington TX.
Our state and local governement will not enforce these two laws....
1) 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..”
2. 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.
We had a drill spill in Lake Arlington, our drinking source, a couple of years ago. We also have about 100 drilling laterals under our lake that are at migration risk for seismic events and or cement failures.
We have had maybe a dozen gas release emission events over the last few years that I am aware of.
The following are the items lacking in our URBAN oil and gas drilling ordinance….................
1. Use electric rigs & and use nondiesel compressors and fracking and lift compressors and compressor stations (but do not use field DIRTY GAS). Blowdowns of compressors whose excess goes to the storage tanks should have Vapor Recovery Systems rather than venting.
2. Video tape ALL cement casing pours when it comes back up to the top through the annulus so that there is proof of an even pour and ensure all wells have electric bond log tests.
3. All drilling mud farming (private & commercial) and brine “road spraying” should routinely test soil and shallow ground water for toxins.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQTtI94GGd8&feature=player_embedded Brine spraying
4. We need the industry to invent technology to keep the toxic, silica dust on the padsite-those pathetic pillow case looking socks aren’t getting the job done. Ban the use of Hydroflouric Acid.
5. Mandate ventless, emission free flowback tanks by using pressurized flowback tanks instead of open hatch frack tanks....
6. Global Warming isn't waiting 2.5 years for the EPA mandated Green Completions equipment.... no venting ...wait for the pipeline. Ensure condensers are used on glycol units.
7. The pipeline should be in place FIRST before fracturing so that flowback doesn’t sit in the ground for months festering bacterial sulfide growth to sour and damage the well and sicken people.....
8. The setback away from people should be substantial. Rural method drilling is not acceptable in urban areas. An environmental tester who has a Phd said that the health effects are being seen downwind from about 1,800 – 2,500 feet. Local and state gov. need to test for methane leaks with FLIR cameras.
9. Have zero tolerance for underinspected, or faked Waste Disposal Injection Well casing pressure tests. Don't risk eventual migration of toxic fluids into our drinking supplies.....
10. State entities overseeing oil and gas should regulate how close old wells are to new wells....
Lets elect officials that will ensure a protective Oil & Gas Drilling oversight. This is in our “collective” power so we must all become active to be proactive because reactive measures are too costly.
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- burkitt leukemia
- don jakeway
- enchanted lakes estates
- endocrine disruption
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- ft worth
- injection wells
- jay doegey
- joe barton
- justin Eaklor
- lake arlington
- lake chalres
- lake charles
- land farming
- maria carbajal
- michael mcCullough
- money grab
- no public review
- nueces electric
- progressive supranuclear palsy
- radioactive piping
- richard rainwater
- rule 36
- statewide rule 36
- Taylor ishee
- TCEQ violators
- tony rutigliano
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