The drought is causing the ground to shift and that causes pipes to burst or leak. Gee, I wonder if the shifting ground has the same effect on gas pipes and equipment. Could that be the cause of the HUGE releases lately?
Kemp, Texas is on Day Two of no water.
City of Llano is on Stage 4 water rationing.
Lots of towns in West Texas are just about out of water.
Since last October, West Texas has only seen about one-tenth of an inch of rain, and now two of the three reservoirs that cities in the Permian Basin depend upon are nearly empty. The third reservoir is 30 percent below capacity.
Big Springs is recycling urine for drinking water.
Houston has a major water shortage.
No one would argue that water is one of our most precious resources…
Ah, actually, there are some gasholes who would argue about that. But surely our “good neighbors” are slowing down on fracking so they won’t run us plum out of water. Aren’t they?
EOG’s domestic oil-related production jumps
Pioneer ramps up production in Spraberry Field – in the Eagle Ford Shale
Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon Details Their Giant New Oil-Weighted Discovery
EastGroup banking on past successes for San Antonio project
…the acquisition of nearly 400 acres of land in the area by a trio of firms looking to stake their claims to this oil-and-gas play.
UPDATE: Oh lookie! Scientists predicted this drought way back in 2007.
Scientists predict Southwest mega-drought
Those smarty-pants scientists.
Climate models indicate region will be as dry as Dust Bowl for decades
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Robert Finne says
Currently 866 drilling rigs operating in Texas.
Each one will use approx 1 million gallons of water just to drill the hole and an additional 3 to 15 million gallons each to fracture them. There are no restrictions thanks to TRRC on how much fresh water O&G industry can draw from aquifers.
Someone please explain to me why Williams’ Blessing unit on FM 407 in Argyle has a black polyline hose hooked to a fire hydrant during this extreme drought while the Argyle water supply trucks cruise my neighborhood looking for people watering when we aren’t supposed too?
Mike H. says
Ches. CEO Aubrey McC went on about:
“The last 40 years OPEC has had a stranglehold on the economy of the U.S. and even the foreign policy of the U.S. There is now with unconventional resources and hydraulic fracturing a chance to almost eliminate the reliance on OPEC oil within 10 years.”
How will that happen since gas exports are ramping up?
Robert Finne says
“The greatest concern is around Dye Mound, which appears to be the oil capital of Montague County. I am not sure where this will go,” McKee said. “We want to investigate what may be the cause. Some have drilling near their property; others are selling water to companies or they are drafting water.”