Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Chris Martenson, frac, fracking, narrative, oil production, technology
Chris Martenson: Well, this is really important. The current story is something along these lines: “Hey, look at how clever we’ve been. Because of the magic of technology, we have discovered how to unlock these incredible oil and gas resources that we just didn’t even know about before.”
When I talk to people who are in the oil business, they say, “Oh, no, no, we’ve known about those shale deposits, we’ve been drilling into and through them for decades. We’ve had horizontal drilling for decades; we’ve had fracking for decades. What we haven’t had is $80-a-barrel oil reliably enough to support us going into those with those technologies.”
So what really unlocked those reserves was price. Not technology, not cleverness, not ingenuity. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of very clever, ingenious stuff going on in those drilling actions, but price was the primary driver here.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: brine, Cooperstown, frac, fracing, fracking, fracking brine, fracking waste, hydraulic fractuing, Love Canal, Pittsfield, radionucleides
There is some poetic justice there.
According to the agency’s website, state regulations give the DEC “jurisdiction over waste material which is to be beneficially used.”
The spreading of gas brine in Pittsfield by a firm called Al-Kleen Inc. of Earleville was permitted by the DEC in 2010, according to state records.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: frac, frack, fracking, No Fracking Way, protest, Tour Down Under
Now see if I didn’t just describe this here video.
Not too often that we run across something with both fracking and bike content.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: CO2, energy, frac, frack, fracking, Frischetti, fugitive methane, greenhouse gases, methane, Scientific American
A new story in Scientific American by Frischetti. Fracking could release large quantities of methane into the atmosphere, accelerating global warming.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: frac, fracking, hydraulic fracturing, hydrofracking, Marcellus Shale, New York, transportation, truck traffic
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: drilling, frac, frack, fracking, hydraulic fracturing, hydrofracking, Natural gas, regulation, shale gas, shale oil, shale play
…with one day left in comment period.
Filed under: maps, Uncategorized | Tags: disposal well, earthquakes, frac, fracking, fracking waste, hydraulic fracturing, Marcellus, Ohio, shale gas, shale oil, Youngstown
Operations halted after the latest quake was pinpointed just below the disposal well.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Barnett Shale, Chris Nelder, economics of shale gas, frac, fracking, proven reserves, recoverable reserves, SEC
Filed under: maps, Uncategorized | Tags: Eagle Ford shale, frac, oil, oil shale, shale gas, shale oil, Texas, tight gas, tight oil, tracking, water
Piece in WSJ on oil versus water in Texas. The inconvenient reality of hydro-fracking. The article itself claims 6 million gallons needed for each Frac in the Eagle Ford. (The article is behind the paywall.)
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: costs of production, frac, France, hydraulic fracturing, production, shale gas, shale oil, tracking