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Natural gas development in Bradford County, PA

A link to an animated map of drilling operations in Bradford County since 2008.

http://www.bradfordcountypa.org/Natural-Gas.asp?specifTab=2

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Avast! Natural Gas Super Terrordome (ANGST)

Floating Liquified Natural Gas Facility (FLNG).

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Shouldn’t that be FLNGF? Don’t pretend there’s no F-word on the end. Wouldn’t all of our acronyms be so much better if we could just make up the rules as we go along.

Developed after 10 years of research, using 600 engineers, and 1.6 million man-hours (182.5 years equivalent), Shell has manged to compact the size of a traditional LNG plant to a quarter of its land size. As Wired explains: “by stacking components vertically and using deep-sea water to cool the gas to its liquid state, the FLNG saves dramatically on deck space and enables the whole facility to occupy an area of roughly 4 football pitches: 28,500 square meters. One of its most innovative features involves the the plant’s unique location: an assembly of eight one-meter diameter pipes will extend 150m below the ocean’s surface, delivering around 50 million liters of cold seawater an hour, used to cool the gas.”

via http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-12-02/fling-aint-what-it-used-be



Methane leakage from natural gas infrastructure

Alvarez, Pacala, Winebrake, Chameides and Hamburg, “Greater focus needed on methane leakage from natural gas infrastructure,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sceinces of the United States of America, 2012.

Full article: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/04/02/1202407109.full.pdf+html



Shortage of fracking sand

…a.k.a. proppant. Didn’t see that one coming, Baker Hughes didn’t either apparently.

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-24/baker-hughes-says-fracking-shortages-hurt-profit-margin.html




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