For those who have been following and learning about unconventional hydraulic fracturing (i.e. fracking), it is no comes as of no surprise that the chemicals used are a “trade secret”. Chemicals are soooooooo secret not even the drillers or DEP knows what’s in it. (See related at the end of article) We may soon find out, as ruling on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, Judge Debbie O’Dell Seneca ordered 40 Range Resources contractors and subcontractors to provide the court with all chemicals, … [Read more...] about INERGY’S SEISMIC SECRETS
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Guess radium 226, strontium 90, arsenic and barium don’t mix so well with with MREs. But then what does ? The US Army Corps of Engineers, whose reservoirs provide drinking water for millions, say “no fracking way” on a watershed they are responsible for upstream of Washington DC. A word to the wise: Don't Frack with the United States Army Go Army ! Beat Navy ! September 22, 2013 A FRACKING BAN IS BACKED BY THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS BY DARRYL FEARS, THE WASHINGTON POST, SEPTEMBER 7, … [Read more...] about US Army Supports Fracking Ban
Not content to frack farms, homesteads, people, ponds, parks, cattle, school kids, lakes, or forests, in an unseemly turn of events, given the plunge in gas prices, frackers have turned to fracking each other, as this report from Canada indicates: one fracker fracked another fracker's fracking well, causing it to fracking fountain. http://www.scribd.com/doc/117372766/Fracking-Each-Other As reported by FOX Canada's Sheila Face: "One fracking company, not content with fracking its own well, … [Read more...] about Frackers Fracking Other Frackers
My council member on the Dallas City Council, Sheffield Kadane is also a residential real estate broker. It is axiomatic that none of his clients would want a shale gas well anywhere near them. Not even a mile away. Because they know what all that would entail. Nor would they want a storage tank battery, a gas compressor, gathering lines. Nada. But Mr. Kadane is also notoriously fracker friendly- he can afford to be - since he knows there will be no fracking in the neighborhoods he … [Read more...] about Shillin’ for Drillin’ in Big D
Fracking intensity - or well density spacing - can get to be pretty intense, meaning the proximity of one well to another - or one horizontal lateral to another, can become so close that one well actually fracks the other well. The highest density I've ever seen is the Yates Field in New Mexico, literally a forest of oil wells. My partners had production there on 5 acre spacing; suffice to say it's not someplace anybody would - or indeed could live. For long. It's such an amazing site, … [Read more...] about Fracking Intense !