Fugitive losses include loss of methane from the well-head during flow-back return of the fluids, during drill-out following fracturing and during well-venting, plus losses from equipment leaks, losses during transport, storage, and distribution, processing losses and losses during liquid unloading. (Is methane coming out of your faucet fugitive?)
NOTE: 1. Methane is a surrogate gas that brings with it toxic and carcinogenic chemicals used in fracking and from the formation. These chemicals effect people, animals and our environment.
2. Fugitive emissions are not the only time methane et.al. is released. There are also “scheduled” and “accidental” releases.
3. Unlike many of the problems with fracking gas & oil from shale, the fugitive emissions and “scheduled” releases have technological fixes but industry refuses to use them “unless they are mandated” as a Williams spokesman said at a Flower Mound council meeting.
4. We are ruining our children’s future and they know it.
Watch this video all the way through to see a typical release of significant amounts of methane during fracking.