This video was taken by Calvin Tillman of ShaleTest using a FLIR GasFindIR HSX camera. This camera makes visible the volatile organic compounds (VOC) that are invisible to the naked eye. The site is operated by EagleRidge Operating LLC and is across the street from the University of North Texas new Apogee Athletic Stadium. There are two more wells permitted for that location.
Independent laboratory (third party) testing confirms that the GasFindIR cameras can see the following gases at the minimum detected leak rate (MDLR):
- 1-Pentene – 5.6g/hr
- Benzene – 3.5g/hr
- Butane -0.4g/hr
- Ethane – 0.6g/hr
- Ethanol – 0.7g/hr
- Ethylbenzene – 1.5g/hr
- Ethylene – 4.4g/hr
- Heptane – 1.8g/hr
- Hexane – 1.7g/hr
- Isoprene – 8.1g/hr
- MEK – 3.5g/hr
- Methane – 0.8g/hr
- Methanol – 3.8g/hr
- MIBK – 2.1g/hr
- Octane – 1.2g/hr
- Pentane – 3.0g/hr
- Propane – 0.4g
- Propylene – 2.9g/hr
- SF6 (Sulfur Hexaflouride) – 0.026g/hr
- Toluene – 3.8g/hr
- Xylene – 1.9g/hr
The GF-Series cameras also detect:
- Acetic Acid (C2H4O2)
- Anhydrous Ammonia (NH3)
- Carbon Monoxide (CO)
- Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2)
- Dichlorodifluoromethane “FREON-12” (CCl2F2)
- Ethyl Cyanoacrylate “Superglue” (C6H7NO2)
- Ethylene (C2H4)
This is what the Vintage Neighborhood can expect anytime now.
UPDATE: The Vintage Neighborhood will do citizen reports at the next City Council meeting
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at 6:30 PM
City Hall 215 E. McKinney Denton, TX 76201
The Vintage/S. Bonnie Brae neighborhood needs our help! Come to the City Council meeting on Nov. 19 to stand in solidarity with our fellow residents against urban fracking.
Wear red- the goal is to have the room filled with Denton residents in red, showing our support for the neighborhood and our opposition to fracking in this area.
This neighborhood is not being protected by the City of Denton’s ordinance. The 1,200 ft. setback distance does not apply to most of the fracking in this neighborhood due to loopholes and vested rights. We want to tell our elected representatives that this is not acceptable!
Message or email with any questions or concerns:
The American Petroleum Institute number for this well is 121-32307. The name is Mayday Unit 4H. The P-12 document below shows the mineral owners.
See this industry presentation to understand how dangerous these volatile compounds are. Note the presentation admits that “gas vapors” are intentionally vented into the air. If they don’t vent the flowback, the tank will explode. Frack tank explosions have been fatal. Pressurized flowback tanks are available but industry does not use them unless it is mandated.
Multiple frac tanks have exploded throughout the U.S.
Mark Grawe, who is executive vice president of operations with EagleRidge Energy, said that the company wasn’t concerned about the proximity of the two events.
“They’re assuming there’s methane in the air,” Grawe said of neighborhood concerns. “We would either be putting the gas down a sales line or flaring it.” LINK
According to the XTO presentation posted above, there are enough “natural gas & oil vapors” to cause an explosion. Natural gas is methane. So Grawe either lied or he doesn’t know enough about the process to be operating that close to school activities. IJS