Will City of Arlington enforce/improve Gas Well Ordinance?

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Sent: Friday, February 26, 2016 8:00 AM
Subject: Correction: Rolling HIills Pic=FRACKING plumes… we need hybrid/natural gas fueled+catalytic converters
When I had Mr Ward on the phone I forgot that the picture going viral on Facebook was of plumes (minus the rig) but it was interesting amid my error that I garnered three things…
1) he was unaware of the phase that site was in
2) he was offering an excuse of how tight the space was
3) he offered an excuse of how it was hard to acquire electric rigs (they may have used an electric rig? update I added a drill rig pic to this blog)
..but because the city has conflicting directives in their ordinance, ….
..but because the city has conflicting directives in their ordinance,
..the same arguments apply that the city is not enforcing #23 to use Best Available Control Technologies (BACT).
For drilling will you enforce #6 or #23 in mandating electric rigs regardless of the absence of a nearby protested use? The protected use definition needs to change to protect humans/receptors (people playing golf or using the country club).

Rolling Hill pic during drilling August 2015-this Helmerich & Payne rig looks like an electric rig? But the way our ordinance is loosely worded, they don’t always HAVE to use electric rigs in Urban Drilling.

For fracking will you enforce #6 and #21? In these pictures, they are NOT in compliance…
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photo by Tammie Carson 2/22/16

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photo by Tammie Carson 2/2/16

Per our Arlington Gas Well Ordinance (I boldfaced for emphasis)…….

6. Dust, Vibration, Odors. All drilling and production operations shall be conducted in such a manner as to minimize, so far as practicable, dust, vibration, or noxious odors, and shall be in accordance with the best accepted practices incident to drilling for the production of gas and other hydrocarbon substances in urban areas. All equipment used shall be so constructed and operated so that vibrations, dust, odor or other harmful or GAS DRILLING AND PRODUCTION 7.01 ARTICLE VII – 2 (Amend Ord 11-068, 12/6/11) annoying substances or effect will be minimized by the operations carried on at any drilling or production site or from anything incident thereto, to the injury or annoyance of persons living in the vicinity; nor shall the site or structures thereon be permitted to become dilapidated, unsightly or unsafe. Proven technological improvements in industry standards of drilling and production in this area shall be adopted as they become available if capable of reducing factors of dust, vibration and odor. Watering, wetting or other methods or materials must be used to control dust adjacent to residential property.
21. Muffling exhaust. Exhaust from any internal combustion engine, stationary or mounted on wheels, used in connection with the drilling of any well or for use on any production equipment shall not be discharged into the open air unless it is equipped with an exhaust muffler, or mufflers or an exhaust muffler box constructed of noncombustible materials sufficient to suppress noise and prevent the escape of obnoxious gases, fumes or ignited carbon or soot. 
23. Rigs. Electric or diesel-electric hybrid rigs must be utilized for drilling a well located within four hundred fifty (450) feet of a protected use. The CD&P Director may authorize the use of alternative rigs in specific cases if it is determined that the project is in substantial compliance with this Chapter. 
I also recall the ERG air study representative explaining that if someone is not using the clutch right on a diesel drilling rig that they make unnecessary diesel emissions.
This is a pathetic example of Urban Drilling.

Here is the BACT info on the use of natural gas instead of diesel….

Just one fracturing services company, Halliburton, purchases 100 million gallons per year (MMgpy) of diesel to fuel its fracturing fleet. To reduce this massive diesel fuel usage and consequent environmental impact, operator Apache Energy is working with engine manufacturer Caterpillar and fracturing services companies Halliburton and Schlumberger to introduce DGB conversion kits for engines that drive fracture-stimulation pumps.4
Schlumberger is using wellhead gas to power up to eight stimulation pumps for Apache and Encana in Canada. Over 300 jobs were completed by March 2013 with an average 40% of diesel replacement. For Apache alone, Schlumberger is providing 10 pumps with a total of 20,000 horsepower (hp) CNG-fueled fracturing power. Halliburton is providing 12 pumps with 24,000 hp, fueled by LNG.
For a well in the Stiles Ranch field in the Granite Wash play in Texas, Apache required three days to fracture a well. The use of DGB enabled Apache to use 60% gas and 40% diesel. The diesel was priced at $3.60/gal, and the field gas was priced at $5/Mcf. Performing the job using 100% diesel would have required 31,200 gal at a cost of $112,320. Dual-fuel usage cost Apache a total of $61,253 for 12,480 gal of diesel and $4,500 for onsite gas processing. Based on such results, Chesapeake Energy is planning to convert its entire fracturing fleet to run on LNG to reduce diesel fuel consumption by 350,000 gal per day (gpd) and achieve annual savings of about $230 MM.
 To complement its gas-driven engines, Caterpillar has introduced Cat WS223, a 2,250-bhp triplex well-stimulation (hydraulic fracturing) pump, as well as the Cat WS255, a 2,500-bhp quintuplex well-stimulation pump. 
Using natural gas for driving drilling operations can lead to significant cost savings, depending on the type of fuel used (Table 2). Conversion to a gas turbine-driven generator can cost up to $1.5 MM per rig. On the other hand, conversion to a dual-fuel engine-generator set costs approximately $800,000″
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Yesterday I blogged about the price of natural gas coming back up as soon as this October of 2016. In the meantime, we need our gas drilling ordinance to be IMPROVED to be protective of public health…but we also need a chain of command to ensure that they are ENFORCING the ordinance.
These changes are warranted before the frackers come back full throttle!

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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