Paper: Giant propane cavern also in vacinity of sinkhole — Capacity over 3 million barrels when added to butane cavern — Officials: “A lot of dynamic things” happening nearby

Published: August 15th, 2012 at 11:45 am ET
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Title: DEQ seeks salt cavern butane scenario
Source: The Advocate
Author: DAVID J. MITCHELL
Date: August 15, 2012

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The Crosstex salt cavern, which holds 940,000 barrels of liquid butane under pressure, is 1,600 feet from the sinkhole [State scientists suspect sinkhole happened after Texas Brine's cavern carved too
close to the edge of the Napoleonville Dome and failed]

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DEQ officials said Tuesday there are “a lot of dynamic things” happening around the butane cavern, including expected well drilling, and community concerns have arisen.

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Crosstex has two underground storage caverns for butane and propane in the vicinity of the sinkhole with a combined capacity of more than 3.1 million barrels, according to financial filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

But Hatch asked for the butane cavern’s plan because it is the closest to the sinkhole, Mallett said.

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