Industry claims Barnett Shale gas is dry and therefore…
- The fugitive emissions are not toxic
- It has no benzene
- It won’t corrode pipelines.
- All of the above
The ploy of calling the Barnett Shale gas under F W “dry” gas is a dishonest (surprised?) pro-industry campaign to fool the public. The “Manual of Oil and Gas Terms”, by Wiliams and Meyers, 6th Ed., provides the proper definition of “dry gas” on page 254. It is “Natural gas which does not contain dissolved liquid hydrocarbons.” It says absolutely nothing about the water content of raw gas coming from the wellhead and in gathering lines. All raw gas contains water. This is not a question of the hydrocarbon content found in the particular location of a well. It is a condition imposed by the drilling and fracking technology used.
This industry “campaign to fool the public” has been so successful that they have expanded it’s use to other areas including Flower Mound.
TCEQ testing shows Barnett Shale “Dry Gas” health hazard
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Of course "dry gas" is used in misleading ways. Also "sweet gas" is another similar ploy!