That’s something the landman never mentions–pipelines and all the massive infrastructure that comes will the gas wells. Texas already has 360,000 miles of pipeline and there will be plenty more. They only have about 1/4 of the pipelines needed in North Texas.
This article makes it abundantly clear that we are living in a sacrifice zone.
The Fire Down Below
As the North Texas gas-drilling frenzy continues, residents fight for the truth–and brace for the worst.
By Forrest Wilder
The Texas Observer
Scary as hell!
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I find this shocking:
""…Ranger Gas, marked a [gas] line about 500 feet from the spot [where it actualy lay]. To do so, the company men resorted to the ancient technique of “witching,” using two pieces of metal. “When the metal crossed, they said, ‘That’s where it is,’ ” Marcom says.""
The whole article is fracking shocking. We have been designated as a sacrifice zone. … For the sake of national security–wave flag, a lot. Oh wait! It's going to China now. So, I guess we need to wave the Flag of China.
A "good" rating is the location marked within 300-500' of the actual location with undorized (No Mercaptan) lines. Government at work.
Wanna live in a gas field? If you like it, good. If it is not good for you, only thing you can do is RUN!
Is that the size of the pipeline CHK, with the state's and the city's full knowledge and approval, wanted to run several steps from that guy's HOME?? Where's the conscience?
That Steve guy fought so hard, not because of financial concerns, but because he apparently has a healthy moral compass. And he didn't want to be a victim and suffer like the other folks in the report. Refreshing to read about victors of the shale. Too many sad stories about too many victims of the shale. May the future bring us more victors and victories .
Mike H. says
"For instance, a questionnaire Enterprise filled out in order to get its operating permit lists the pipeline’s wall thickness and pipe grade as “unknown.” The pipeline’s pressure is listed as “to be determined.” That was good enough to get the Railroad Commission’s approval."
So, they can use below Grade B pipe (Grade B is the lowest API Grade), super thin, since the TRC isn't checking up on this??
But, as so often in pipeline safety, people have to get killed & neighborhoods burnt down to get improvements in the law.
May the near future bring us plenty of affordable hydrocarbon free energy sources. Unless that happens, we won't have a future.
Mike H. says
Don't worry, the Chinese are working hard on green energy. So, the US can be a follower again in leading edge technology.
Sharon, Do you lnow anything about a 2007 story that said Exxon partnered with Harding Co for drilling near Mt Creek Lake, where Exxon owns pipline? Wonder what happened to Harding.
That is not ringing a bell. Sorry.