The results are in from the Fort Worth air study but they won’t be released for a few more days. I bet Ed Ireland is spinning like a top.
On page 15a of today’s Star-Telegram, Mike Norman reveals that the year long study of gas wells in Ft Worth found leaks at 68% of the sites rather than the 10-25% expected. The million dollar study examined 50% of the sites in Ft. Worth. The study is to be released on July 13th.
I have a graphic of the article sent to me by a S-T subscriber.
Another UPDATE: Do not expect much from this study. They not only told industry what date they would test, they gave them several weeks advance notice.
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More validation that we are not just making this crap up. It is time for the TCEQ to do the right thing. Include the gas industry in the new clean air plan. How much more evidence do we need?
The study results are scheduled to be delivered the day after Moncrief leaves office. Hmmm… That way he won't have to answer for the nightmare he has helped create.
Industry needs a body count and even then they would probably try to spin it. I can't wait for Mr. Ed, "68% isn't so bad, it could be worse." This is why gas execs never live close to gas sites, because they KNOW what is going on there.
And that's just SURFACE leaking that is visible by just walking around! Bet if you could go below the surface and see what is leaking, you would be surprised–bad cement, bad casing & couplings, corroded pipe, fracking damagage, etc., etc., etc.!
Tim Ruggiero says
Yep, it could be worse than 68%..imagine what the number would be if Industry didn't get advance notice of the study. Not one single gas company exec has a compressor station, well site, dehydration unit, pipeline, toxic waste dump or any other of this crap anywhere near their home. There's a reason for that. That's how safe it is, they won't live next to any of it. Perfectly okay with you living next to it.