Skip to comments.CBS Sunday Morning: Digging into the practice of fracking
Posted on 12/30/2012 9:33:21 AM PST by T-Bird45
What if I told you that we have a new source of fuel? It's cheap, it burns cleaner than coal, it's found right here in America, and there's enough of it for the next hundred years.
The fuel is natural gas. And the new source? Gigantic deposits of shale rock, miles underground. This one is called the Marcellus Shale. It covers 95,000 square miles, across four states.
The gas is locked in the rock. If you crack a piece off you can actually smell the gas inside.
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When will NY allow it
If one can't see investors forcing us to use natural gas and then taxing us on the carbon, one is not awake. This is global fascism at work. Hence, Bryson, Nichols, JFK Jr. et al. should be exposed at every opportunity as crooked shills for the likes of the Pew family, the MacArthur family, the Packard and Hewlett families (now investing heavily in methane hydrate), the Rockefeller familiy, the British Royal family...
IOW, this is the .01%, doing everything possible to tax and regulate the 0.99% back into the lower middle class, and thence into grinding poverty with the rest. As if that was news.
BTW, fracking will suddenly become a non-issue (like it has been for the last thirty years) when these globo-thugs can put the jobbers out of business and buy up their more successful projects for a song.
Agreed, C-O makes a great point about always following the money and find out the crossover points from these groups to government regulators/staff.
It will probably take a while, but the politicians in the West and the Southwest aren’t quite as retarded as they are in New York.
Probably a trace of H2S in the gas.
Probably a trace of H2S in the gas.
Methane has no odor, true. Mercaptan is added to provide a warning property, due in large part to the disaster you cite.
However, as it comes from the ground there is an odor. The odor varies with the formation that it comes from. Sometimes crude oil, sometimes sulfur compounds and sometimes aromatics and heavier alkanes. You can smell it. Flowback brine, sludge and scale in the pipes and vessels stinks.
And BTW the added odorant can ‘fade’ and lose its warning property. That may be due to olfactory fatigue. Thus do not ignore a smell of gas even if the odor goes away.
The typical EPA revolving door. Thanks Nixon.
When I came back from VN in 1974, my brothers and I bought a Gas Furnace my dad, ran about 1500 foot of piping off an old oil well to it with about 13 lbs. of pressure and it heated his house for FREE for years. I went to Africa for a while and was told State officials tried to shut down the operation because it didn’t have a warning smell. My bros. rigged something up that would put a rotten egg smell in the house if there was a problem. The lawsuits went on until Dad died and Mom died. After that my sister’s kid took the old farmhouse down and built a new place with the same hook up. Since there was no record of what the new house used for heating, they haven’t been back and he’s using the same well, same hook-up and laughing his ass off. The State (or whoever) spent a ton of money and we never spent a dime defending my Old Man’s right to HEAT HIS OWN HOUSE.
BTW, fracking will suddenly become a non-issue (like it has been for the last thirty years......UHHH, we’ve been using it at LEAST 50 years here in PA.
Ithaca is City of Evil, to repeat an old FR meme.
See Behind Liberal Lines’ FR profile page for why.
OK, didn't know. It's even used for water wells here in the West.
My dad was an oilfield pumper for one of the major oil companies and their practice “back in the day” was to offer a connection to the field gas to the royalty owner’s home if it was near the well. Our house was heated the same way when we lived on the lease. I suspect that practice has faded away due to the odorant issue.
Good post. Forget about all the Hillary conspiracy comments elsewhere. These folks are all conspiring to shut down fossil fuel extraction as they did nuclear power. I put up my new tag line a couple of days ago.
See posts 17 & 24. The worst kind of bias is in what is left unsaid.
. “If you crack a piece off you can actually smell the gas inside.”
Natural gas has no odor. Sour gas sometimes does and is likely to kill you
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