The drought is causing the ground to shift and that causes pipes to burst or leak. Gee, I wonder if the shifting ground has the same effect on gas pipes and equipment. Could that be the cause of the HUGE releases lately?
Kemp, Texas is on Day Two of no water.
Since last October, West Texas has only seen about one-tenth of an inch of rain, and now two of the three reservoirs that cities in the Permian Basin depend upon are nearly empty. The third reservoir is 30 percent below capacity.
No one would argue that water is one of our most precious resources…
Ah, actually, there are some gasholes who would argue about that. But surely our “good neighbors” are slowing down on fracking so they won’t run us plum out of water. Aren’t they?
Pioneer ramps up production in Spraberry Field – in the Eagle Ford Shale
…the acquisition of nearly 400 acres of land in the area by a trio of firms looking to stake their claims to this oil-and-gas play.
UPDATE: Oh lookie! Scientists predicted this drought way back in 2007.
Those smarty-pants scientists.
Climate models indicate region will be as dry as Dust Bowl for decades