TCEQ Chris Kite can go fly one cause Fracking = OZONE

At the bottom of this post is my recommendations to NCTCOG to include in the SIP to help us get to federal ozone compliances standards..


Does the TCEQ/RRC have any documents that show the direct or indirect creation of NOX from cradle to grave related to oil and gas extraction? DOUBT IT!

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <>
To: “” <>
Sent: Sunday, April 6, 2014 1:52 PM
Subject: where is SIP on addressing ozone created at all phases of drilling for oil/gas?

Regarding ozone…
I noticed your name on a TCEQ document (letter) regarding what constituents are more reactive than others in the creation of ozone.. (Kite sited in the letter “..ozone will be reduced when NOx is reduced….reducing relatively low reactive VOC from human activity is usually not very effective for reducing ozone….ozone reactivity of methane is so low that it is not even on the list….) 

As much as Perry doesn’t want the RRC & TCEQ employees to go after the oil and gas industry using the excuse that “methane isn’t highly reactive to generate ozone” is not addressing that ozone is created when...

1) All of the Barnett Shale onroad vehicle (combustion related) emissions in extracting methane has direct NOX creation..

2) All phases of natural gas cradle to grave methane losses to our atmosphere eats our stratospheric protective ozone which is warming to our troposphere. This indirectly creates ground level ozone due to higher temperatures playing a part in reactivity…ie high noon/warmer temps is when ozone spikes.

a) Drilling phase with diesel engines’ combustion creates NOX…

b) Fracking phase using diesel fuel creates NOX..

c) Fracking using hybrid engines where they burn natural gas (nasty field gas) and switch back to diesel fuel during idling also directly creates NOX..

d) Fracking/rock cracking creates direct ozone effects** ..

e) Flowback phase has methane losses (indirect ozone creation) before green completion equipment are employed- they need to use pressurized, closed, ventless flowback tanks for the top flowback phase…

f) Methane losses on emptying storage tanks in production phase indirectly creates ozone

g) **Injection wells and any fracturing that causes seismic events where rocks crack also creates direct ozone effects.


Any Questions?

Please let me know the status of where the TCEQ puts drilling in the threat to our ozone with the SIP, thanks.

Kim Feil

—–end (revised) letter to Mr Kite—- below is the attachments he received…

From: kim feil <>
To: “” <>
Sent: Sunday, April 6, 2014 12:11 PM
Subject: Fw: video of fracking waste truck spilling busy road/ health effects did it originate in Arlington?
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <>
To: “” <>; “” <>; “” <>
Sent: Sunday, April 6, 2014 12:07 PM
Subject: Fw: video of fracking waste truck spilling busy road/ health effects did it originate in Arlington?
—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <>
Cc: “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; Mike Rawlings <>
Sent: Sunday, April 6, 2014 11:20 AM
Subject: video / Did this fracking waste truck spilling on the road causing health effects originate in Arlington?

“This video was recorded today in Ft. Worth Texas. These cigar shaped tankers are used to haul frack flowback and are commonly known as “dragon trucks” after the manufacturer. This fella seems to have forgotten to close the valve on his load of 130 BBLs (5,460 gallons) of frack waste.
Or maybe he left it open on purpose? You know, trucking to those disposal wells is SO expensive, and there’s just so much of thistoxic radioactive frack goo that it’s hard to know what to do with it all. Dump it in the creek when no one is looking? Dump it in the woods?
Or just open up the valve and drive around the DFW Metroplex until the tank is dry. Take the tipping fees intended for the disposal well and split ‘em with your boss. Repeat.
And this doesn’t only happen in Texas folks. It happens in Pennsylvania and New York and North Dakota, too.”
I warned about this the other day I blogged on this picture NCTCOG to study frackswarms / injection well disposal trucks MIA risk


From: kim feil <>
To: Brenda (DSHS) Mokry <>
Cc: “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; “” <>; Mike Rawlings <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 11:10 AM
Subject: Please update me on the states plan to debunk the UT study cancer cluster Flower mound

Please keep me on the contact list of the states plan of action since this study has been released, thanks.

Here are the recent media links…


FYI on electric drillings use and nonuse pro and con
FYI on

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <>

CC:” <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 4:59 PM
Subject: Re: Next Air Quality Technical Committee Meeting

In case I don’t make that Dallas meeting, here is what I’d like to see on the SIP or at least the feasibility of what I’m requesting….

1) They could use vapor contol devices on the storage tanks during the blowdowns from all electric compressors. TCEQ said those devices weren’t mandated on our dry gas storage tanks unless there was 2 bbl a day of condensate, but I wonder how much condensate is involved in each blow down at these electric compressor stations and these lift compressors on drill sites?

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 atmosphere).

2) We can also ask them to use ATMOS natural gas (not dirty field gas) to power drilling and frack engines & compressors using that dual technology Caterpillar designed for the frackers where those engines use diesel just during idling. I know they like to use the dirty field gas cause its free.
Just for 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?)

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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