Dry gas is all the rage these days and we all know, because Ed Ireland–failed economist NOT scientist–told us so, that dry gas doesn’t have emissions.
Then what’s this coming from the Carrizo UT facility in Arlington?
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Dry Gas–what BS. Dry means it doesn't have water in it. Can't believe that, but even if that was so, it still contains many toxins such as H2S, benzene, BTEX compounds, etc, etc. "Dry Gas" is an old RRC term to mean everything is OK.
Tim Ruggiero says
The only dry gas on the Barnett Sahle is blowing out of Ireland's pie hole.
If the gas was dry, why do we see Water Seperators attached to the condensate tanks?
Note to Ed failed economist non-scientist Ireland: Shut that pie hole of yours and open your ears. You might actually learn a thing or two about science, especially as it relates to gas well drilling -dry or otherwise and the effects. When you actually obtain a degree in some field of science, then you can speak from a viewpoint of some credibility. Right now, you're just spewing hot air.
I asked Mark Z. Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University what was coming out of the UTArlington smokestack. After he explained the ozone created by gas drilling and how Methane and Carbon Dioxide affects our air quality, he said "….Other chemicals are probably emitted in the plume in your videotape. Those will likely have direct health effects.
Industries will claim that pollutant concentrations in the outdoor air are lower than the federal standard for the pollutants. This may or may not be correct, but it is important to note that people are subject to health risk, including death, below the federal standard.
For example, the federal 8-hour standard for ozone is 75 ppbv now. However, epa studies clearly show increased deaths due to ozone start at around 35 ppbv. For particulate matter, there is no low threshold for health problems (e.g., they start above zero micrograms per cubic meter of air).
The bottom line is that all air pollution is bad and the only way to ensure a healthy environment for you and your family is to try to press your county to eliminate it as much as possible."