Natural gas injection wells linked to earthquakes: Officials say “enough evidence to request an EMERGENCY cease order” — Danger known since the 1960s (CHART & VIDEOS)


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2 Faulkner Co. injection wells causing earthquakes?, KTHV, March 2, 2011:

The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission has called an emergency meeting to consider shutting down two injection wells in Faulkner County that have been linked to earthquakes in the region.

Commission officials said Wednesday there was enough evidence to request an emergency cease order to stop activities of two injection wells, one outside Guy owned by Chesapeake Operating Inc. and the other near Greenbrier owned by Clarita Operating LLC. The special meeting has been called for Friday.

Earthquakes: What's At Fault?, KATV, March 2, 2011:

Scientist at the Arkansas Geological Survey, Scott Ausbrooks said he will not reveal any specific details of what the study found, but it was enough evidence to warrant a special hearing deciding a possible ban. ...

He said a similar study was done in the 1960's in Denver, Colorado when they were seeing swarms of earthquakes.

"The variables that we're looking at is something that has been applied in other cases of induced seismicity," said Ausbrooks. ‘Induced seismicity' is also known as man-made tremors.

What do locals have to say?

Faulkner County resident Peggy Price felt the earthquake and said, "Everyone around here thinks it's the drilling."

Greenbrier neighbor Berlin Reynolds said, "We didn't start having this problem until they started coming in here and putting in thousands of wells in here."

20 comments to Natural gas injection wells linked to earthquakes: Officials say “enough evidence to request an EMERGENCY cease order” — Danger known since the 1960s (CHART & VIDEOS)

  • This is not surprising at all; of course fracking has its dangers, just as deep drilling for oil has its dangers. However, I feel that the loss of so much oil from beneath the Earth during the oil gusher, and at present (?), will also wreak havoc. I cannot fathom that so much space can be emptied without serious geological chaos.

    The fact that so little seems to have occured thus far, only shows how great the Earth's bowl of oil is in that area; it will continue until it has been depleted. We don't know how large the oil reservoir is, but one day -- it will be emptied. Apparently, there is plenty!

    The Earth the furthest back from DWH will announce that it is emptied -- that the Earth's production of oil cannot go faster and has fallen behind -- it cannot keep up with its loss. But so far, additional oil is displacing what has erupted from the Deepwater Horizon Well -- the Macondo, but one day the dispacement will need adjustment -- and the Earth knows exactly how to do that.

    It will heave-and-ho, lift and fall, and destroy the belief that the worst catastrophe known to mankind is over. Not for a long shot.

    In the meanwhile, the Earth has work to do: It is organizing its geography now, in slow, purposeful, and small upheavals -- and only those surving 'bottom of the sea' life forms are aware of that.

    Later however, we will all be forced to note how the Earth heals its wounds. And it will, because it must be done.

    It scares me.

  • xdrfox

    BiscuitandButter
    Ben thinking along the same lines for a while now, displacement will need adjustment — possible having to do with magnetic field also, the earth is out of balance and wobbling, photos from N.Pole show this, seems earth is adjusting to two next heaviest opposites points of earth, hold on may be a wild ride, some scientist believe it has happened before.

  • xdrfox

    But these wells are for the purpose of injecting the waist water that is contaminated with as much as 500 chemicals to put far enough underground hopefully to keep from mixing in with ground waters or is part of the injection progress in preparation to frack and new well. Much is revealed in the Documentary that you and I have watched GasLand (2010) about this process and contamination of 100's of tons of water that can never be used again safely for anything. ... EPA Confirms Drinking Water Contamination by Toxics Used in Hydraulic Fracturing (2-butoxyethanol (2-BE)...
    http://members.beforeitsnews.com/story/162/507/

  • Isaac

    Check out the company TIORCO, read through their website and the descriptions of their products and how they work.

  • xdrfox

    TIORCO which was acquired by Nalco in 2008.

    Enhanced Oil Recovery
    We design, develop and provide chemically enhanced oil recovery technologies that increase the effectiveness of oil and gas field waterflooding and improve recovery. In 2008, Nalco and Stepan formed a joint venture to globally market custom-engineered chemical solutions for increased production of crude oil and gas from existing fields. The joint venture centered on the technology and experience of TIORCO which was acquired by Nalco in 2008.

    TIORCO processes have been successfully applied in oil and gas producing formations worldwide, from North and South America to Russia, China and Asia. The result has been the production of more than 100 million barrels of incremental oil from North American reservoirs alone.

    http://www.nalco.com/la/applications/enhanced-oil-recovery.htm

  • xdrfox:

    I haven't seen Gasland; I don't know if it's a tv program or a movie, but whichever it is -- I will not be seeing it anytime soon -- on tv, Netflicks, or at the theater.

    When the government took away analog tv I didn't bother getting the free box, especially as I'd heard that even more equipment would be necessary in order to have a working tv.

    Plus, I couldn't afford cable tv then and certainly not now -- and I can't see how so many others can.

  • xdrfox:

    I don't feel that the tilting of the polar axis of the Earth has anything to do with human activity. We just like to elevate our importance to the Earth and to the Solar System, but as yet, we remain too primitive to cause significant alterations to the Earths' poles.

    IMHO, we cannot rock-it-in-its-cradle.

  • xdrfox

    BiscuitandButter
    Sorry must have been someone else I saw mention on the threads. Possibly to much VOC's damage here, Well when your tv breaks the new ones have the D A built in. Ever lose a lead weight on a tire going down the road ? "Wobble wobble" You can down load it from free at http://www.Ahashare.com but you will need to install a software like Utorrent and they are free on the web at freeware software sites. It works behind the scene on you computer to Download while you do what you do.

  • CR

    No sites I could find have it anymore in full length, just trailers... but the PBS 'Now' program did a segment covering the film that can be watched here:
    http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/613/

  • xdrfox:

    I could have thought differently earlier. Please don't be so hard on yourself.

    CR:

    Thanks for the link; it's downloading now, and since I still have dialup, I should be able to view the "Now" segment by 4:30 am. Chuckle chuckle.

  • Jack

    Just today on Democracy NOW, they featured a guy speaking
    about fracking. Biscuit-- find a friend or community group
    that can git Dish Network, and y'all make tapes of some of these documentaries...GASLAND is a two-hour movie showing
    real-life examples of fracking going in and intentionally
    disrupting folks' water-wells so as to control the territory for
    the drillers and land-grabbers, with no care for the people.

  • Jack:

    Thanks. I checked in my apron pockets and found more pennies than I thought I had. So, I'm gonna go down the mountain and buy me that movie called "Gasland."

    Oh boy! I'm so ready for it. I can watch it on my computer while I sip my tea-and-honey.

    I'll be down yonder for about a week and I'm gonna miss ya'll.

    Sniff, sniff.

  • Oil leak shuts down BP’s largest onshore field in Western Europe since NOVEMBER. We just like to elevate our importance to the Earth and to the Solar System, but as yet, we remain too primitive to cause significant alterations to the Earths’ poles.

  • This is not surprising at all; of course fracking has its dangers, just as deep drilling for oil has its dangers. However, I feel that the loss of so much oil from beneath the Earth during the oil gusher, and at present (?), will also wreak havoc. I cannot fathom that so much space can be emptied without serious geological chaos.

  • It will heave-and-ho, lift and fall, and destroy the belief that the worst catastrophe known to mankind is over. Not for a long shot.

  • When the government took away analog tv I didn’t bother getting the free box, especially as I’d heard that even more equipment would be necessary in order to have a working tv.

  • I posed the question: if an object large enough in size were headed towards earth…would we ever be told, the answer........When the government took away analog tv I didn’t bother getting the free box, especially as I’d heard that even more equipment would be necessary in order to have a working tv.

  • The use of chemical dispersants during the oil spill coupled with the ultraviolet exposure in the Gulf may have increased the formation of OPAHs beyond expected levels.and it is hypothesized that the same will be true in water, said Anderson.

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