Thursday, November 7, 2013

Natural Gas Drilling: Bradford County, PA

Published on Jan 13, 2013 FROM THE FRONTLINES welcomes David Bohlander, Accountant and Business Consultant.

Dave's home has been occupied by the gas industry known as "hydrofracking". Living in Wyalusing PA, in the heart of fracking in Bradford County, the water wells on his wife's 7th generation family farm were contaminated after the Slick Water Hydraulic Fracturing began.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Natural Gas Drilling: Noise Pollution> Dehydration Station

Published on Dec 21, 2012

A video by Scott Cannon

People living by the Chapin Dehydration Station in Monroe Township, Pennsylvania are going through hell. From loud gas releases in the middle of the night, to constant vibrations shaking their homes, its one problem after another. "The opinions expressed in this video do not necessarily reflect the views of Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition."

The Peak Oil Crisis: The Shale Oil Bubble

Will the US be able to sustain oil and gas production long term?  This article casts doubt on this.

"The key question of course is how long production will continue to grow before it inevitably declines. Optimists maintain that we have just scratched the surface of our shale oil reserves and that production will continue increasing for years, if not decades.
Realists are not so sure, noting that not only is fracked oil very expensive, requiring circa $80 a barrel to cover the costs of extraction, but that production from fracked oil wells drops off quickly so that new wells have to be drilled constantly to maintain production. Until recently information about just how fast our fracked oil wells were depleting was rather hard to come by, so that the hype about the US becoming energy independent and a major oil exporter became conventional wisdom for most."
Read article, "The Peak Oil Crisis: The Shale Oil Bubble,"  here.
Home page for Post Carbon Institute
SNAKE OIL casts a critical eye on the oil-industry hype that has hijacked America's energy conversation. This is the first book to look at fracking from both economic and environmental perspectives, informed by the most thorough analysis of shale gas and oil drilling data ever undertaken. Is fracking the miracle cure-all to our energy ills, or a costly distraction from the necessary work of reducing our fossil fuel dependence?