A giant stream of potent climate-warming gas — methane — is blowing hundreds of feet into the air in Los Angeles County for the seventh week. The release cancels out hundreds of smaller efforts over more than a decade to clamp down on escapes of the gas, a priority because in the short term, methane is a far more powerful climate-warming gas than carbon dioxide.
Pilots flying low have been told by the Federal Aviation Administration to stay clear of the plume for fear of ignition. More than 1,800 families have sought relocation due to the vapors. Southern California Gas Co. officials say it will be months before it can be stopped.
The mainly methane gas is pouring out of the ground near a damaged well used to inject gas into an old sandstone oil field for storage.
“I think what we are seeing is probably one of the single largest releases of methane in California history,” said Tim O’Connor, who used to inspect major facilities like refineries for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and works for the Environmental Defense Fund.
Infrared images like this are making it possible to see the massive escape of methane and other gases from the Aliso Canyon Gas Storage Field in Los Angeles County, Dec. 9, 2015.
“People I speak with who are experts in the field say this is the biggest, most complex leak that they have ever seen.”
Authorities estimate the rupture in the well, perhaps more than a mile deep, is sending 100,000 pounds of methane into the air per hour. Methane traps heat more powerfully than carbon dioxide during its approximately 20-year stay in the atmosphere, giving it an outsize role in rising sea levels and disrupted weather.
via Gnostic Media
by Jan Irvin
Episode 241 is a very important discussion regarding oil and so-called “fossil fuels” and “peak oil”, with Greg Quinones, titled: “Abiogenic Petroleum: Peak Oil and “Fossil Fuels” – Debunked”.
This episode is being released for Thursday, December 03, 2015, and was recorded November 22.
Greg Quinones is a business consultant, writer, public speaker, trainer and teacher.
Greg is Founder and Managing Executive Partner of ZEN Enhanced Oil Recovery (ZENEOR) a Texas based privately held limited liability company.
ZENEOR specializes in “out-of-the-box” thinking in oil production and process. Through extensive knowledge of the oil industry, they bring new innovations and technologies to market in order to help practical minded operators lower costs, improve efficiency and reduce environmental risks.
The Company’s mission is to help achieve higher revenues for industry investors and higher netbacks for producers, land owners, royalty owners and working interest owners.
In the past Greg has served as a leadership/sales trainer and marketing associate in the investment banking and venture capital industries for various private firms in New York City.
He began his career in investment banking by serving as an apprentice and marketing associate where he established relationships with suppliers, end-buyers and investors of various commodites such as food, fuel and oil, and more.
Previous related episodes (members only):
RBN Gnostic Media Radio 065 – Greg – Oil vs. Alternative Fuels – 9/25/2015
Jun 29, 2014
It would seem ‘fracking’ has dual purposes…
- Fracture shale using water, to extract natural gas, and oil.
- Dispose of toxic / harmful substances deep underground.
The second purpose, disposal / injection wells….. apparently was seen as a ‘good’ thing to do back as far as 1965.
A ‘good’ idea to pump radioactive waste deep underground, mixed with water of course.
From the Youngstown Vindicator on September 16, 1965:
Much more can be searched out here on the topic of fracking radioactive wastewater injection:
This revelation above plays into a much more recent dirty little secret which broke on the back pages of the ‘news’ this past year… fracking companies are dumping radioactive waste sleeves out in open fields, and on the sides of roads!!!
Now we know where the radioactivity is coming from.