Please look at this picture, taken from one mile away, and tell me if it looks like a blowout or a normal, scheduled release.
This was reported as a blowout. Then today, reporters were pulled off the story because their editor was told it was only a normal, scheduled release.
You tell me.
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Of course Big O&G wants to call by some benign term. On top of that, I’ll bet it was “s w e e t” gas or “d r y” gas.
But, does that look normal. If anyone would know, you would.
Of course Big O&G wants to call the event by some benign term. On top of that, I’ll bet it was “s w e e t” gas or “d r y” gas.
Mike H. says
Yep, downplay is the word. One refinery had a hydrogen fluoride leak, but told nearby residents that it would just “make the air smell bad”.
The truth is that if you can smell hydrogen fluoride, it’s already well into the danger levels! The stuff causes burns you don’t feel at first, really bad, dnagerous stuff.
Hell. It looks like Hell.
Hard to tell exactly from the pic. But, if it’s at a well site—it ain’t normal. It might be a normal scheduled release AFTER the blowout or whatever happened! You always have to watch the words of the Gasholes.
Most likely they won’t tell the truth. Even it’s already in a dangerous level, they will still try to cover it up and make it look like everything is ok. Even a normal release has a potential threat if not handled properly so there is really no such thing as safe.