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October 23, 2018

ARCTIC METHANE RELEASES; GAS EXPLORATION AT ARCTIC


Have you heard the theory of  how humans  are  now nearing a global extinction because of imminent runaway warming caused by the arctic methane release? They say that our planet is currently  in a literal MELTDOWN  because of  something known as  ‘arctic methane‘.

 

Courtesy of SanDiego Free Press on METHANE RELEASES

But did you know that oil industries are now beginning to drill for more methane around the world, including the arctic?  Could they be contributing to the CAUSE of  the planet warming up?

Though the  article (below)  sets out to  explain that methane release could be intentional or  the fault of  oil drillers, nevertheless it does state that the  long term effects  of methane release as it relates  to global weather as a whole may not be as catastrophic  as it has been reported   in the mainstream news..

First you need to know how  oil companies  drill for gas:

New York’s Gas Rush Poses Environmental Threat
“The gas in the Marcellus is held in tiny pockets, like bubbles in a brick of Swiss cheese. To extract it, a mixture of water, sand and chemicals is shot into the earth with such explosive force that it fractures the rock, releasing the bubbles to the surface. Along with the gas comes most of the water that was shot down the well. But by the time the water re-surfaces, it is also laden with natural toxics from the shale layer below — hydrocarbons, cancer-causing compounds including Benzene, Toluene, Xylene, and even radioactivity from uranium ore.”

 

It turns out that fracturing process is not completely safe:

Buried Secrets: Is Natural Gas Drilling Endangering U.S. Water Supplies?
“An investigation by ProPublica, which visited Sublette County and six other contamination sites, found that water contamination in drilling areas around the country is far more prevalent than the EPA asserts. Our investigation also found that the 2004 EPA study was not as conclusive as it claimed to be. A close review shows that the body of the study contains damaging information that wasn’t mentioned in the conclusion. In fact, the study foreshadowed many of the problems now being reported across the country.

The Amoses were told that methane occurs naturally and is harmless. Inspectors warned them to keep the windows open and vent the basement, but they were never advised to protect themselves or their infant daughter from the water. It wasn’t until three years later, when Laura Amos was diagnosed with a rare adrenal tumor, that she started challenging the state about the mysterious chemicals that might have been in her well.

more than 1,000 other cases of contamination have been documented by courts and state and local governments in Colorado, New Mexico, Alabama, Ohio and Pennsylvania. In one case, a house exploded after hydraulic fracturing created underground passageways and methane seeped into the residential water supply. In other cases, the contamination occurred not from actual drilling below ground, but on the surface, where accidental spills and leaky tanks, trucks and waste pits allowed benzene and other chemicals to leach into streams, springs and water wells”

 

Other examples:

Hydraulic Fracturing – Fracking Contamination Lawsuits
One small town in Pennsylvania called Dimock, for example, has been devastated by fracking. Cabot Oil & Gas drilled dozens of wells in Dimock. Sadly, problems with the cement casing on 20 of those wells caused contamination of local water wells, driving down property values and causing sickness. In some cases, levels of methane in some Dimock water wells are so high that homeowners are able to set water aflame as it comes out of their taps.

 

More Gas Contamination Affects Pennsylvania Residents
“Pennsylvania environment officials are investigating another natural gas well leak, after residents near the town of Roaring Branch complained last month that rust-colored water was flowing from a spring and two small creeks were bubbling with methane gas. The incident is the latest in a string of more than 50 similar cases related to gas drilling in the state, and comes as ProPublica published an article last week reporting that such events were more frequent than officials said.”

 

Water Problems From Drilling Are More Frequent Than PA Officials Said
“When methane began bubbling out of kitchen taps near a gas drilling site in Pennsylvania last winter, a state regulator described the problem as “an anomaly.” But at the time he made that statement to ProPublica, that same official was investigating a similar case affecting more than a dozen homes near gas wells halfway across the state. In fact, methane related to the natural gas industry has contaminated water wells in at least seven Pennsylvania counties since 2004 and is common enough that the state hired a full-time inspector dedicated to the issue in 2006. In one case, methane was detected in water sampled over 15 square miles. In another, a methane leak led to an explosion that killed a couple and their 17-month-old grandson.

Methane is the largest component of natural gas. Since it evaporates out of drinking water, it is not considered toxic, but in the air it can lead to explosions. When methane is found in water supplies, it can also signal that deeply drilled gas wells are linked with drinking water systems. In many cases the methane seepage comes from thousands of old abandoned gas wells that riddle Pennsylvania’s geology, state inspectors say. But other cases, including several this year and the 2004 disaster that left three people dead, were linked to problems with newly drilled, active natural gas wells.”

 

This article mentions other problems with drilling in association to gas drilling as well.

Is Fracking Safe? The Top 10 Controversial Claims About Natural Gas Drilling
“not all shale gas makes it to the fuel tank or power plant. The methane that escapes during the drilling process, and later as the fuel is shipped via pipelines, is a significant greenhouse gas. At least one scientist, Robert Howarth at Cornell University, has calculated that methane losses could be as high as 8 percent. Industry officials concede that they could be losing anywhere between 1 and 3 percent.”

 

Scientist still trying to solve the methane release problem

Confronting misconceptions on gas drilling: As I See It
“The most challenging environmental concern facing the industry in the last half-decade focused on incidents of methane migration into groundwater from sub-standard casing and cementing procedures. This issue became the focus of considerable attention from the industry and regulators, and resulted in the development of the nation’s most advanced well-casing standards. The impacts of methane migration were identified promptly by our industry, and steps were taken just as promptly to resolve the isolated incidents in which it had occurred and prevent it from taking place in the future.”

 

Gas drilling in Russia /The  arctic is not any better:
‘The Black Plague’: Russia Plays Game of Arctic Roulette in Oil Exploration
“Thawing sea ice and improved technology is opening up the race for natural resource exploration in the Arctic Circle, home to nearly a quarter of the world’s untapped oil reserves. Russia leads the race and has promised to adhere to environmental guidelines. But accidents and other damage resulting from the country’s oil exploration tell a different story.”

 

The methane leak from the site could reach  as far as  7 miles away:
Natural Gas Drilling: What We Don’t Know
“Even if layers of rock can seal water supplies from the layer where fluid is injected, the gas well itself creates an opening in that layer. The well bore is supposed to be surrounded by cement, but often there are large empty pockets or the cement itself cracks under pressure. In many instances, the high pressure of the fluids being injected into the ground has created leaks of gas – and sometimes fluids – into surrounding water supplies. A recent regional government study in Colorado concluded that the same methane gas tapped by drilling had migrated into dozens of water wells, possibly through natural faults and fissures exacerbated by hydraulic fracturing. Dennis Coleman, a geologist in Illinois, has seen an example where methane gas has seeped underground for more than seven miles – several times what industry spokespeople say should be possible.”

 

ARCTIC METHANE ICE BUBBLES

This link below spells out an  incident during a normal gas drilling operation. It  caused a  methane migration and city evacuation  in  New York.  It also mentions that abandoned oil/gas wells still pose big hazmat problem and are currently being ignored because lack of funding:
http://www.windsornygaslease.com/nysdecinfo/parment_letter.pdf

 

The danger of gas drilling is not only from the methane releases, but  specific chemicals that are  used by the drilling corporations are also hazardess.
http://www.propublica.org/special/what-the-frack-is-in-that-water

 

Trade Secrets and high priced patents  allow oil company’s protection and privacy from the  general public regarding the chemicals names and uses.This is why WE THE PEOPLE  have a tough time with environmental lawsuits, corporations are protected under PATENT LAWS.  How convenient !
http://www.propublica.org/article/alec-and-exxonmobil-push-loopholes-in-fracking-chemical-disclosure-rules

 

ARCTIC METHANE in the sea

Methane release because of gas drilling accident also happen in my city:
Mudflow victims education neglected
“The health of students at two elementary schools and two kindergartens in Pejarakan and Besuki villages, which have yet to be relocated at the hot mudflow disaster in Sidoarjo, East Java, is at risk because of the methane gas they breathe. “Every day students and teachers have to breathe in methane and face the looming threats of the hot mudflow,” said Mochamad Solichin, head of Jabon district where the two villages are located. In addition to contaminated wells, the team also warned that hazardous exposure to methane gas could cause cancer and death. Methane was initially detected in Siring Barat district in Porong in early April 2008. Five people were killed and five others were rushed to the hospital for breathing disorders triggered by inhaling the gas.

Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) community environment and sanitation expert Eddy Soedjono said methane emitted from the mudflow is not only flammable, it could also accelerate the global warming process, thereby making its impacts not only harmful to mudflow victims, but also the international community. “Based on research conducted by ITS, methane contents emitted from the mudflow are much more dangerous than the carbon monoxide emissions of vehicles in Surabaya and Jakarta combined,” Eddy said.”

 

Surabaya and Jakarta are two biggest cities in Indonesia. Combined population for both cities is more than 30 million. And yet the effects of methane released from the mudflow warming exceeds the  (bad) effects of carbon from all automobile traffic in both cities.

How about the weather? Some global warming theorist always associate warming events  with  extreme weather. As a city that is experiencing  this very scenario,then  Sidoarjo should be experiencing some pretty horrific  weather. It should also  be much worse than any other city in Indonesia, but it is not. While I make this comparison regarding  the overall  weather here, it could be unfair because the weather has  improved a lot ever since I began using  my solution against chemtrails.I have never seen extreme weather here, and it rains nearly everyday during monsoon, though it  was gentle. We have no longer have  tornados  and there  is no sign of extreme weather or imminent danger.

However we do still have an occasional  drought  when  rainfall is  delayed for a few days or more. But it has nothing to do with methane releases. What  delays  rain in Sidoarjo is chemtrails.

 

If you still do not convince, then why do you think the south pole ice, the antarctic is actually expanding?
Nasa – Earth – Opposite Behaviors? Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks, Antarctic Grows
“The steady and dramatic decline in the sea ice cover of the Arctic Ocean over the last three decades has become a focus of media and public attention. At the opposite end of the Earth, however, something more complex is happening.

A new NASA study shows that from 1978 to 2010 the total extent of sea ice surrounding Antarctica in the Southern Ocean grew by roughly 6,600 square miles every year, an area larger than the state of Connecticut. And previous research by the same authors indicates that this rate of increase has recently accelerated, up from an average rate of almost 4,300 square miles per year from 1978 to 2006.”

 

In conclusion, gas methane release problem in arctic could be a problem that is  unrelated to global warming. It could be an incident of gas drilling that was never publicly exposed. The race to drill for  more gas in arctic should not be overlooked either. The next time you see a report about methane releases in the arctic, please remember that fracking can produce the same results  too. One of the articles (above) suggested  that methane can also be released 7 miles from the drilling site.

The effect of methane also seems to be over  exaggerated. The released methane in Sidoarjo does not make local weather worse. { Unlike what is reported reported in the arctic.}  What makes arctic warm up could very well  be something else. At least there is no sign of any  planet meltdown here in Sidoarjo.

Please keep in mind that industries use methane in a large quantity. What makes people capture the released methane should be the methane value, not because methane’s effect on  our climate.

 

Other related stories:

Photo used for this article is of  : “Release of a sizable fraction of this carbon as carbon dioxide and/or methane would lead to warmer atmospheric temperatures, causing yet more methane to be released.”

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Study_Finds_Surprising_Arctic_Methane_Emission_Source_999.html

 

Arctic Methane: A Global Environmental Disaster in the Making

http://sandiegofreepress.org/2013/02/arctic-methane-a-global-environmetal-disaster-in-the-making/

 

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4 Responses “ARCTIC METHANE RELEASES; GAS EXPLORATION AT ARCTIC”

  1. May 13, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Arctic methane is a product of infrared heating of the ground. Since 9/26/11 this source of energy is no longer available. But somehow Science is behind in the News Department.

  2. May 13, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    Lat comment was from FB Friend Maureen Cragg
    Arctic methane is a product of infrared heating of the ground. Since 9/26/11 this source of energy is no longer available. But somehow Science is behind in the News Department.

    • May 13, 2013 at 11:48 PM

      Very interesting. I wonder what happen in that exact date though.

      Global dimming caused by the nano particle should reduce the day temperature (and increase night temperature), resulting in higher average temperature. The question is, which temperature influence the melting?

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