Photo: Gases seen bubbling up to surface of giant sinkhole — Officials say it’s coming up from center and along edges

Published: January 15th, 2013 at 12:03 pm ET
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Title: Texas Brine, state agree on sinkhole imaging plan | Ascension |  — Baton Rouge, LA
Source: The Advocate
Author: BY DAVID J. MITCHELL
Date: January 15, 2013

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS

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Gases bubble up to the surface of the sinkhole at Texas Brine’s Grand Bayou facility on Monday.

Texas Brine officials said the bubbles show up along the edge of the sinkhole and also at its center in Assumption Parish.

Full report here

Published: January 15th, 2013 at 12:03 pm ET
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7 comments to Photo: Gases seen bubbling up to surface of giant sinkhole — Officials say it’s coming up from center and along edges

  • ftlt

    Has anyone seen a guesstimate on how much is currently coming up???

  • FREEDOMROX

    You don't have to guess. Anywhere from 800 mcf to 2000 mcf per day.

    http://dnr.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=958

    Daily reports and math will tell you exactly, sir.

    • jec jec

      They do try to hide it by using oil production accounting..sneaky..so if 30.2..just add a few zeros to get to cubic feet. By the way..the 800 mcf figure would be a GREAT production gas well amount from what I can tell..but just a neophite in this, will defer to ENENEWS experts.

      • FREEDOMROX

        MCF is a measure of volume of natural gas. One MCF equals one thousand (1,000) cubic feet of natural gas.

        M stands for the Roman numeral 1,000

    • ftlt

      Thanks… So leakage is between roughly about 10 to 30 average American households annual useage of gas per year – based on the range of leakage given.. Really, seems rather low then????…

      Based on 5600 CF per month x 12 months average house gas used = about 67,000 CF per year..

      Do I have this right???…

  • FREEDOMROX

    And yes 800,000 cubic feet per day is a good well, but hey, who cares when you can just flare it off and create acid rain and NOX?

  • lickerface lickerface

    That's like the volume of a hundred average sized homes. I'd say that exceeds my wildest guesses.