Category Archives: WaterUse

The Water Contamination By Fracking Myth

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The Myth Has Been Disproved

Yale researchers have confirmed that hydraulic fracturing – also known as “fracking” – does not contaminate drinking water.

The process of extracting natural gas from deep underground wells using water has been given a bad reputation when it comes to the impact it has on water resources but Yale researchers recently disproved this myth in a new study that confirms a previous report by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted earlier this year.

After analyzing 64 samples of groundwater collected from private residences in northeastern Pennsylvania, researchers determined that groundwater contamination was more closely related to surface toxins seeping down into the water than from fracking operations seeping upwards. Their findings were recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

Researchers from Duke University also recently gave people a reason to trust fracking companies. In a study published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters, scientists explained that hydraulic fracturing accounts for less than one percent of water used nationwide for industrial purposes. This suggested that the natural gas extraction processes are far less water-intensive than we previously thought.

It’s hoped that these studies will help people better understand the safety of fracking.

In conclusion, underground drinking water contamination myth has been disproved by the Yale researchers which confirmed a previous report by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Wanted: SWD Wells

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While salt water disposal isn’t a sexy part of the oil and gas industry, it is very necessary.  According to the Texas Railroad Commission, there are 7,500 active SWD wells in Texas as of 2013, the last year reported.

You probably remember the story of the 1849 California Gold Rush.  By 1852, 100,000 people had moved to California to find gold.  A total of $2 billion worth of precious metal was extracted from the area during the Gold Rush, which peaked in 1852.

But, very few actually found gold.  However, Levi Strauss found his gold mine that is still producing today.  Mr. Strauss sold what the 49ers needed.  Blue jeans to wear.  In 2014, Levi Strauss’s sales were $4.75 billion worldwide.

So, we have capital to purchase that oil and gas infrastructure called Salt Water Disposal Wells.  Send me a note if you have access to any that are for sale.

Will Future Wars Be Fought Over Water Rather Than Oil?

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Introduction...Let’s admit it.  The two Iraq wars were to assure the free flow of oil to the United States and its allies. Oil is the lifeblood of any modern economy.  Check for yourself.  Can you find anything in your house that isn’t made of petroleum, grown with petroleum, manufactured with petroleum, or shipped by petroleum products? I couldn’t find one single thing.

United States History of protecting Middle East oil supplies… The U.S. military has used force or the threat of force to protect energy interests primarily in the Middle East for more than five decades.  The cost the American taxpayer in the Persian Gulf just between 1976 and 2007 was $7.3 trillion.  This policy was formulated during World War II when the U.S. battled with Japan over the shipping choke points in the Pacific.

But wait, there’s more!