Expert: Over 200 million cubic feet of gas in area under giant Louisiana sinkhole (VIDEO)

Published: July 19th, 2013 at 10:48 am ET
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Title: Public Briefing 7/16/13
Published by: assumptionla
July 17, 2013

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Don Marlin: Approximate volume in the 5 zones — the two probable ones are about 60 million cubic feet of gas; the 3 possible ones are 150 million cubic feet of gas. […]

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Published: July 19th, 2013 at 10:48 am ET
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4 comments to Expert: Over 200 million cubic feet of gas in area under giant Louisiana sinkhole (VIDEO)

  • Anthony Anthony

    Good Lord. Of course the company should buyout anyone affected. How can it be any other way and still be within the integrity of the situation?


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  • Its Curtains

    "Probable" and "possible". What, they don't even know?


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  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    'Over 200 million cubic feet of gas in area under giant Louisiana sinkhole'

    Correction: 'Over 200 million cubic feet of highly lethal, flammable and explosive gas in area under giant Louisiana sinkhole'

    There, fixed it for ya'.


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  • dosdos dosdos

    These are small pockets of methane that formed naturally, too small to drill profitably. The probable ones are likely to be leaking a percentage of their natural gas into the sinkhole channel. Most of this is seen bubbling up in the sinkhole as it finds its way to the surface. It's a process that has been ongoing since the sinkhole started. Whether these pockets are feeding methane to the aquifer is not known. More than likely, the methane in the aquifer is coming from the sand strata, which is large enough to be drilled profitably.


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