I’ve been wondering why all the focus is on Cabot when Halliburton was the company performing the fracking on the Dimock spill. Typically, the contracted fracking company takes over the drilling site during the fracking.
The spills began on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. when a pipe coupling failed on the system that mixes the fracturing ingredients, sending as much as 2,100 gallons of fluid into the environment.
That would be Halliburton‘s equipment that failed.
At 8 p.m. that same day another pipe coupling broke in the same system, and 5,880 additional gallons of fracturing fluid were discharged, according to both state and Cabot accounts.
“Same system” so that would also be Halliburton equipment.
On Tuesday morning, Sept. 22, another hose ruptured under pressure, releasing 420 more gallons of the same mixture, though only 10 gallons of that last spill escaped from the company’s spill catch system
I’m betting that this is also Halliburton equipment. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone in the media found out?
Why shouldn’t Halliburton’s failures also be highlighted?
Cabot Spokesperson Ken Komoroski said the sub-contractor was at fault, since Halliburton was in charge of the operation that caused the spill.
“Halliburton was responsible for this incident,” he said. It is common for the industry to sub-contract work to players who have expertise in different aspects of the process.