In a previous post I called it a Greenhouse Gas machine but maybe it’s really a Tiki Torch.
From the landowner:
This [the flames and black smoke] occurs about 3 or 4 times a day that I am aware of and more often at night. Lasts 5 to 15 minutes, and creates a heavy chemical odor that makes my throat and nose burn. I am concerned that it should not be doing this and that open flames so close to the condensate tanks might not be such a good idea.
Or Greenhouse Gas Machine?
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Runner Susan says
Shocking. Every time I see it, it's just shocking.
Tim Ruggiero says
The Aruba Supervisor told me that this 'Oxidizer' puts out about the same amount of emissions as my truck. You don't have to see my truck to know this couldn't begin to be true-but let's say that it is-my truck doesn't run 24 hours a day, unlike this 'oxidizer' as he called it.
Maybe the Aruba supervisor should run a hose from the stack to his house so he can experience the pleasure of oxidation.
I can't believe the statements these people make to justify their actions. It is despicable.
Tiki torch hahaha! and the fumes are to kill mosquitoes (and everything else)
I don’t know that I will ever be able to reconcile how Aruba Petroleum can place such equipment so close to so many young children. This incinerator is in the middle of three homes within about 300 to 400 feet and four more a bit further away. I’m not sure why a true vapor recovery system was not installed that would prevent these emissions and odors completely.
Judging from the past four months of production reports for this site alone available on the RRC website (December 2009 through March2010) it looks like the production in whole barrels of oil/condensate is at 2,918 and the production of Gas/Casinghead Gas is at 160,278 MCF.
If the price per unit of oil is about $82.44 and the price per unit of natural gas is $4.21 that would total about $915,330 gross so far. I wonder what the mineral right owner’s cut is. I’ve been told it’s usually about 20%, so that would be about $183,066. It looks like there another 14 wells on the Aruba Petroleum Wright lease. I’ll have to see if I can locate the production reports for the remainder of the wells so we can see what the grand daddy figure is with all of them.
I wonder how much a real deal vapor recovery system costs.
What the hell is this thing? I am coughing and wheezing just looking at it.
A real vru is about $250,000.