Scientists Worried: Fears methane “could be continually fed” from below giant sinkhole — May be at least 8 sources of gas — Texas Brine: It’s “played out”

Published: May 6th, 2013 at 12:18 pm ET


Title: Reluctant to leave home
Source: The Advocate
Author:  David J. Mitchell
Date: May 06, 2013

[…] Scientists have worried since last fall that this deep reservoir of gas could eventually move up closer to the surface, pass through the foundations of homes or accumulate under enclosed crawl spaces in homes, posing an invisible risk for explosions in the community […]

“The deep gas displacing the shallow swamp gas, appears to be occurring,” Gary Hecox, a CB&I hydrogeologist working on the sinkhole for the Louisiana Office of Conservation, told residents in a meeting last week. […]

Texas Brine officials said their highly detailed seismic survey of the area shows only one possible source for the deep gas, known as the Big Hum, and it is played out. […]

Don Marlin, the state Office of Conservation’s expert hired to review Texas Brine’s seismic data, has raised the possibility of at least eight sources for the gas based on less detailed seismic data from 2007.

This has raised fears that the gas in the aquifer could be continually fed from several sources. […]

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Published: May 6th, 2013 at 12:18 pm ET


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10 comments to Scientists Worried: Fears methane “could be continually fed” from below giant sinkhole — May be at least 8 sources of gas — Texas Brine: It’s “played out”

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    State Experts: We don’t know where the oil and gas is coming from below giant sinkhole — “That’s really something that we really need to understand” — Sample didn’t match Big Hum crude (VIDEO)

    • 16Penny 16Penny

      And if they admit that they don't know the source why would anyone in the community or acting in an official capacity for the state sit there and let them say that they think the sources are exhausted? They don't have a clue and they admit that. Don't buy their crap about "we think it is exhausted and we think gas volumes in the aquifer will start to diminish."

  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

    Gee, wasn't this predicted some time ago by some guy that ended up dead in his hot tub, murdered? Something about some long career oil executive that knew exactly something like this was only the beginning of a long string of environmental disasters? And it's all starting to come true?


    • irhologram

      That would be Matt Simmons. And me…because the only logical reason for these corporate players to pretend they haven't mapped all the batholiths, pockets, and reservoirs many times over in this region (which is how they know where to drill, baby, drill. Duh!!)…is…that what they know is too dangerous for us to know. I also predicted that THE fundamental hazard short term and long term is the release of toxic gas up the Mississippi Valley and on into the East and Northeast riding on weather patterns…carrying lethal and disease producing gas. Of course in the meantime, the stored butane, acetone, and nuclear waste may blow…but the gas release WILL continue. And now they just said so. Why else would they say a source they don't know has the capability of feeding gas into the acquirer "continually."? Why continually since the only culprit they alledgedly were considering is The Big Hum…which they now admit is virtually dry. Eight possible other sources based on seismic data from 2007? Yeah, right.

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        do you suggest methane from the sea floor, since the salt dome system is one huge interconnected structure that stretches under the sea bed? Wouldnt it be ironic if the strategic oil reserves were shrinking as BP sucked oil from MC252? OK, think Ill take a hot tub and think it over

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          Macondo was named after "the hundred years of solitude", a metaphorical book about a solitary (and incestuous) family that creates a city of mirrors, entrapment and deception, ultimately destined for destruction.

          included amongst themes is the military massacre of striking workers as government–labour relations policy.
          In the final familial generation, Aureliano is born with a pigs tail and his mother dies after giving birth.

          Though multi level in meaning, there is this descriptive bit; "A {Latin} America which neither wants, nor has any reason, to be a pawn without a will of its own; nor is it merely wishful thinking that its quest for independence and originality should become a Western aspiration." Macondo thus represents the dream of a brave new world that America seemed to promise and that was cruelly proved illusory by the subsequent course of history

  • irhologram

    Darned iPad thinking for me again.. "Into the aquifer."

  • irhologram

    This Yellowstone seismic readings don't look so good. I can't get most of the stations to open. Probably just my iPad….