Tell me again how natural gas is such a “clean energy” it should be our bridge fuel and we should convert all our vehicles and electric plants to this really “clean energy” and drill, baby, drill all these super “clean energy” gas wells right in our backyards.
Main Gas Line Rupture Imperial Texas
Final Wildcat Football game of the season, finds us traveling to McCamey, Texas. During the pep rally, the principal made an announcement that we should all avoid the highway next to the gas plant in Imperial, Texas. Seems that the main gas line ruptured.
My friend lives there out there! From an email, it seems people in Wink have lost their ability to taste because of all the gas in the air.
Natural gas is the most powerful GHG, 20 Xs more powerful than CO2. So, tell me again how methane is going to help us reduce climate change? I’m not able to put all this together. Maybe if you release some more methane and a few more toxins, I’ll finally see the LIGHT.
August 19, 2009
Natural Gas Well Blowout Could Last for Days
methane escaping with such force they make the area a “no fly zone”
August 24, 2009
Fort Bend Gas Well Blowout Finally Capped
BREAKING: Methane 3 times higher than normal in DISH, TX
Here’s a thought: Maybe this “clean energy” is the major cause of global warming. Sure seems like a lot of leaking going on.
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When you consider everything about the drilling, production, processing and burning of natural gas, it's no better than coal. And on top of that, the NG fuel source is increasing total air volume unlike coal. Now make no mistake about it, I'm not in favor of coal either. Both are just dirty 'ole fossil fuels.
Lost taste sense? That does not sound good at all. If it's due to uncontrolled H2S, then lives are at risk.
In Texas the TCEQ omits methane from it's concern and does not limit, prohibit, nor prevent the emissions if it to the air (just like CO2). Also burning CH4 produces a bunch of water vapor to the air.
Jovan Gonzales says
You know what sucks about all this? If NG were done properly, it really is clean(er) when compared to every other fossil fuel. I agree though, it is only a bridge fuel…we should already be switched over to something actually clean with the rate that climate change is going.
Now, before you get all butthurt about ozone formations, we DO need more of it … we still have the giant holes over the poles. Don't get my wrong, I'm not advocating releasing tons of methane (as if we needed any more global warming) into the air, but there's a little upside, lol.
Random fun fact: the "fresh" smell after a big thunderstorm is actually ozone! Lightning forms ozone.
I keep expecting to start hearing about acid rain falling from the skies of East and NE Texas. You know, since all of those lovely hydrocarbons and pollutants from DFW blow straight east thanks to the lovely winds that tend to blow everything east. Meh. I'll just keep using the DART train and walking whenever I can. F. U. fossil fuels!!! HAHAHAHAHA! <– I felt like being 4 again! ^_^
The ozone layer in our outer atmosphere is completely different than ground level ozone which is very bad.
Jovan Gonzales says
Well FML. I feel lame considering that I have had about oh, I don't know, 4 years of chemistry classes, and didn't realize that ozone doesn't float on up to the outer atmosphere. My lovely chemistry books made me feel stupid. So thanks and no thanks haha. BUT. At least it only stays active for like 3 weeks … … … but it causes lots of smog. Maybe we should come up with a way to bottle it and sell it to water treatment plants that use it to clean water, eh? Or pump it WAY high so as to benefit in some minuscule way, though I feel like producers of hydrocarbons and such would just use that as an excuse to keep polluting, huh? Meh.
The ozone used to treat water is different from ground level ozone. I have a friend who sells water treatment plants so he explained it all to me about 75 times and I still don't really get it.
Today the ozone here was cloying. It is so thick you can see it from 10 feet away.
Jovan Gonzales says
As far as I know, water treatment ozone, high atmosphere ozone, and ground level ozone are all the game ozone gas. O3. Otherwise it should be called something different. I just looked up various ozone disinfectant methods and they all involve making ozone gas by UV radiation or electrolysis. Those methods are exactly how all other ozone is made in nature. Hydrocarbons are broken apart by UV light and form ozone gas by a process I can explain to you in detail if you wish. THAT reaction I have done many, many times. It's also formed by electrolysis of air from lightning or electricity (like how water treatment plants make it). I also know that they way it disinfects is by bubbling it through water. Sooooo, I'm still thinking they should bottle it, haha. At least ozone gas is pretty … when it's in high enough concentrations. So if it's pretty, then run fast. Pale blue air = death.
What's crazy is that I know for sure that ozone removes methane from the air, but in the process, it creates nitrogen dioxide. NO2 + methane + UV light creates O3. UV light creates NO2 and O3. Humans create methane which starts all this all over again. ICK.
Moral of the story. All ozones are the same, just different applications and natural gas should already be phased out, lol. Fossil fuels just don't work for the environment in any form, eh?
Whew. Sorry for the giant comment!
Hmm…So, I guess my ozone water treatment plant selling friend is full of it?
All I know is ground level ozone is not good. Ozone in the outer atmosphere is good. I remember this rhyme: Ozone: Good Up High – Bad Nearby
Jovan Gonzales says
Ummmmm, I won't wanna flat out say he's wrong, but I think maybe either he or you is misunderstanding? Just because he sells it doesn't mean he knows it. Kinda like a car salesman? I guess I'm not exactly an expert since I haven't graduated with my degree yet, but we have done a lot of things with ozone in my Phys. Chem. classes. I mean, ozone by another other name isn't ozone. It kills things because it's so reactive, it literally tears molecules apart. I know a lot more than you might think I do? I can photocopy some pages from my chem books for you, but that also creates smog forming ozone, lol.
I like that rhyme! Clever!!! I agree, ground ozone is obviously very bad. Thusly, fossil fuel burning is bad.