Skip to comments.NC fracking bill becomes law with veto override
Posted on 07/03/2012 8:34:42 AM PDT by greenwill
RALEIGH, N.C. - The gas-drilling process known as "fracking" will be authorized in North Carolina now that the General Assembly has overridden Gov. Beverly Perdue's veto of a bill that sets rules and regulations for the form of shale gas production.
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Perdue issued the veto Sunday, saying she objected to the bill based on environmental and other concerns.
One dem accidentally voted in favor, lol
good job NC Republicans!!!
Perdue is so aptly named.
I believe she was told by the vote counters that it would fail, even without her vote, and wanted to be on record as supporting it. I love it when their games fail them.
It was probably just an accident ... bump! ;-)
Is there any “frackable” gas/oil in NC, or was this just for show?
Nice little boot in the butt for Perdue as she exits left in November.
Maybe there’s hope for NC afterall.
Wonder if the Obama campaign will banish her to the weeds during the convention? Having such a ‘loser’ on the stage with The Won might upset his mojo & they don’t care who they throw under the bus.
“Is there any frackable gas/oil in NC, or was this just for show?”
There doesn’t appear to be any known shale gas reservoirs there and I doubt if there is any oil so it is for show.
There is no current production in North Carolina, to my knowledge. Their best bet would be coalbed methane or offshore where some wells found some non-commercial shows back the 1970-1980’s. There have only been 129 wells drilled in the entire state. That is less than a three-mile radius of where I am sitting in my office in Texas. Only seven wells have been drilled in NC since 1980. Next, Maine will ban fracing and then override it for show.
It's Triassic Basin, if that means anything to you geologically. All I know is the Triassic had dinosaurs. And cavemen!
Several Democrats voted for it, but one did by accident and she is beside herself bc that was the deciding vote.
“All I know is the Triassic had dinosaurs. And cavemen!”
I believe that there were some early dinosaurs during that period, but it was a bit early for cavemen, 245 to 208 million years ago.
Just because the USGS says that deposits there that doesn’t mean they are commercially viable, but maybe so. After all much of the oil and gas being produced today wasn’t viable a few years ago. New technolgy and increasing prices can change everything.
Fracking is not a gas drilling process.
It is a "process" that is done after drilling is completed. It is done for both oil and gas wells.
There is no current oil production in North Carolina.
Oil Production by State
There is no current gas production in North Carolina.
Number of Producing Gas Wells by State
However, there is potential to produce from tight formations such as shale.
Hydrocarbon Source Rocks in the Deep River
and Dan River Triassic Basins, North Carolina
N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Shale Gas - Overview / Introduction
There, fixed it.
I am not totally familiar with the Triassic of the Eastern Seaboard but in the 1980’s, there was some deep drilling in what was called the Newark Basin. From what I remember, there aren’t any associated source beds as the rocks are similar to what is being deposited in something like the Dead Sea of today. It was a rift-valley with either a freshwater lake or a very salty inland sea that filled it. Although, there are some freshwater lakes that have served as source rocks in the Uinta Basin in the Rockies and elsewhere around the globe. Those USGS studies are put out by the same type of people who seek grant money for global warming studies on spotted owls. But, as the saying in our profession goes, where oil (and gas) are ultimately found is in the minds of men. Someone with deep pockets just needs to poke a few more holes in the ground. With natural gas prices in the toilet for the foreseeable future, it may be a few decades away.
Somebody probably told her Justice John was taking care of everything......
Did they have global warming back then? I mean with all the dinosaur farts and all :)
The Left has been told that fracking is bad, so it now becomes an Article of the True Faith.
The faith of snake handling evangelicals is no match for the faith of a Leftist Enviromentalist.
“...It is a “process” that is done after drilling is completed. It is done for both oil and gas wells....”
Amen and thank you!!
I’m sitting here in my office in the middle of the Eagle Ford.
139 wells in the whole state of NC? That’s just barely a good start for a small area over here. The next stabilizer I’m working on will take this one facility alone to almost 25,000 bbls/day with a future potential to over 50,000 bbl/day.
Man, I just love the smell of fresh oil condensate first thing in the morning with a flow back well flare to light up the dawn!!! It’s the smell and view of capitalistic money...the kind the lib commies absolutely and vehemently deplore. Just the very thought of the common American man or woman making a decent buck for their families just drives em even more insane. Screw em....bring me some more frack sand, please!!!!! Lord, I love this business!!!!
NC has 47 elected idiots.
The gas-drilling process known as "fracking"
If only someone would think up a centralized process where the government could educate us all. Then things like this wouldn't keep happening. ;-]
Eat some bad NC BBQ and you’ll have all the “frackable gas” you can handle. (I don’t like it vinegary).
NC gas well cooked up some BBQ last year.
NC House to Governor Perdue: “Frack You.”
I just watched “Gasland” tonight.