Durango Texas recounts the story of a couple who found paradise then lost it to the Barnett Shale.
He also has a video of “Hell in Turkmenistan”, a natural gas fire that has been burning since 1971.
Way back in 1971, when there was still a Soviet Union, in the Soviet Republic of Turkmenistan, the Soviets were drilling for natural gas when the drilling zone collapsed and natural gas started to spew forth. Not wanting those vapors in the air, the Soviets set it on fire. It has been burning ever since, like a window into a mythical hell. I don’t know why a way has not been found to harness this wasted energy.