“My neighbor was on television news showing how he could rinse a milk jug out 2 times with water from their faucet and then put water in it again and light it with a match.”
Which doesn’t prove jack.
I have seen the same thing done in NY State.
There is no drilling allowed here.
Gas can and does get into water wells naturally.
But it is easier (and more profitable) to wait for drilling to begin in your area before complaining about it.
No drilling? How do the people outside the city limits get water? I knew NY was over the top with regulations, but that is a tough one to fathom.
Oil and gas were discovered in Michigan primarily due to drilling for water. Basically the gas was there all along. In the 1980s they had a gas blowout up north while they were driving pilings for a highway bridge.
Years later we drilled a gas well on that very property, but in the intervening thirty or so years we drank the water and never had a second thought about it.
I now know the NG strata are thousands of feet down whereas water wells are 75 to 150 feet down.