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  •  What % are leaking ? (1+ / 0-)
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    34 ? 87 ? 100 ?

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    by indycam on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 05:23:26 PM PDT

    •  Fewer leak now than (0+ / 0-)

      before but it would be difficult to get that number.  Paige is right she/he doesn't know and probably doesn't care.

    •  indycam: depends how you define "leak" (0+ / 0-)

      gas gets flared off of a lot of land-based wells in Texas / New Mexico/ Oklahoma/Louisiana (don't know about other oil patches, haven't seen 'em) and some offshore wells in the Gulf of Mexico routinely.

      I"m talking about oil production practices here.

      If gas is so damn valuable we have to destroy our water to get more of it, why are we wasting it in flares?

      You'll hear that that's to prevent contaminating the pipelines, etc.
      That's bullshit. It's cheaper to flare it than capture it for use. Period.

      LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 10:03:32 AM PDT

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    •  No one can answer that for sure because (0+ / 0-)

      the state is in charge and state regulators are captured agencies. Just a few months ago the Texas Railroad commission had no ruling on the annular spacing. The annular space is where the cement goes so if there is no space or not enough space or way too much space...well the cement job is screwed.

      The new ruling calls for .75" in the upper part of the casing and .5" in the lower casing. Does that instill confidence?

      Here is a list of casing failures/violations for just one company in the Marcellus shale.

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