“I was on my porch, heard it and then looked over toward the pumping station and saw a big cloud dust and gas blowing toward the house, Phil Crowders house. You could hear a constant noise it sounded like a jet taking off,” tells resident Dan Wilson.
That’s methane, the most powerful GHG, boiling into the atmosphere. I’m not liking where this bridge fuel is leading us. We might be on the wrong path here.
UPDATE: From the comments: It was a brand new line only in use for 2 days. Maybe the pipeline was built using some of this:
Another UPDATE: These pipelines are supposed to undergo a hydrostatic testing before they go into operation. How could it happen that a brand new, 2-day-old pipeline that underwent testing could rupture this quickly?