Does Williams ever use that “Good Neighbor” myth around here any more?
This is happening in Mississippi at a Williams facility
Natural gas leak forces evacuations
By David Owens
“The gas migrated into an onsite water well, and actually blew the well out,” he said. “The water was spewing almost 20 feet into the air.”
At approximately 3 p.m., Williams Gas Pipeline personnel began a controlled venting of gas into the atmosphere to further relieve pressure within the storage cavern.
They don’t know how long they might have to vent this natural gas which is really methane into the air but they hope it won’t be “a long number of days.” In the meantime the families can’t go home.
Chancellor said the natural gas vented into the atmosphere will dissipate into the air and does not pose a health hazard to neighbors.
- According to a presentation at EARTHWORKS’ Oil and Gas Accountability Project’s 2010 People’s Oil and Gas Summit by Cornell professor, Bob Howarth, methane has 105 times greater Global Warming potential than C02 when considered on a 20 year time frame.
Global Warming Potential of Methane relative to Carbon Dioxide
twenty year time horizon = 105-fold
one hundred year time horizon = 33-fold
- Methane is a surrogate gas that brings with it a host of carcinogens and neurotoxins.