Storage tank and lift compressor emission amounts in Fracking Arlington Gasland TexA$$

 Photo with Affíí Vysavač Chcípni and Štěpán Bartoš

Photo with Affíí Vysavač Chcípni and Štěpán Bartoš

After the padsite has been cleared, drilled, fracked, flowed back, and is in the production phase, these emissions have been determined through my open records requests. Note my notes are in parenthesis…
  • 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… (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”.
I have spoken to Arlington and Pantego’s City Councils in the past and have elaborated on how these electric lift compressors have  U N P L A N N E D  emission events that occur during power outages. Anytime an upset occurs, these compressors have to be shut down and then started back up which is also referred to as “blowdowns”.
Blowdowns can and have occurred in Arlington and Dalworthington Gardens during the storm of April 2011. All electric compressors are at risk of an “upset” during any future ERCOT rolling blackouts.
Recently an industry guy told me there are at least seven incognito compressor stations in Arlington housed in Walmart looking buildings….I think we should have a contest as to who can find these and report back to me where they are?

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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