WPX Energy fracking field trip
August 23-25, 2014
Wednesday August 27, 2014
Thursday November 20, 2014 20:55
WPX Energy field trip 2 made under cover trip to Durango/Silverton CO of
testing 2012 4WD 269 hp V6 Toyota RAV4 owned by septuagenarian grandmother.
Over 26 mpg to Durango, over 28 mpg on essential non-gas-wasting
Silverton performace tests.
|Friday November 14, 2014 13:19
Decommissioning and environmental remediation serious
|San Miguel County passes strict drilling
Under the ordinance, oil companies would have to pay steep
fees and post bonds and would only be able to drill in a
small area of the county.
|Sunday September 28, 2014 07:09
Natural gas futures capped
a weekly gain in New York on concern that supplies may not be adequate as the
heating season approaches.
Stockpiles of the power-plant fuel were 13
percent below the five-year average as of Sept. 19 and 11 percent lower than a
year earlier, the Energy Information Administration said yesterday. Cold
weather may blanket parts of the Midwest over the next eight to 14 days, a
government forecast shows. The contract for October delivery expired today.
Power-plants account for 31 percent of gas demand, according to
the EIA. ...
Calder said gas is at a crossroads and that
whether gas will approach the $4.30 price levels or fall below $3.80 depends on
whether the frigid weather materializes.
|Saturday September 20, 2014 09:22
Salmon 2014 Sekiu and Westport WA September 8-13 return
returns focus to facked natural gas, solar and wind generation of electricity,
Autozone and Bank of America.
Peoplenomics Saturday September 20, 2014 Deflation Kills Energy
Shale fracking is a "Ponzi Scheme...
a member of the advisory committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, [and
a] former stockbroker with Merrill Lynch
showed that wells were petering
out faster than expected.
These wells are depleting so quickly
that the operators are in an expensive game of catch-up, Ms.
Rogers wrote in an e-mail on Nov. 17, 2009, to a petroleum geologist in
Houston, who wrote back that he agreed. ...
Drillers are caught in a
bind. They must keep borrowing to pay for exploration needed to offset the
steep production declines typical of shale wells. At the same time, investors
have been pushing companies to cut back. Spending tumbled at 26 of the 61 firms
examined. For companies that cant afford to keep drilling, less oil
coming out means less money coming in, accelerating the financial tailspin.
If a huge number of wells come on stream in a short time, you get a
lot of initial production. This is exactly what has happened in the US.
The key word here, though, is initial. The big snag with
shale wells is that output falls away very quickly indeed after production
begins. Compared with normal oil and gas wells, where output
typically decreases by 7pc-10pc annually, rates of decline for shale wells are
dramatically worse. It is by no means unusual for production from each well to
fall by 60pc or more in the first 12 months of operations alone.
with such rates of decline, the only way to keep production rates up (and to
keep investors on side) is to drill yet more wells. This puts operators on a
drilling treadmill, which should worry local residents just as much
as investors. Net cash flow from US shale has been negative year after year,
and some of the industrys biggest names have already walked
GEOCOMP ENERGY sales pitches. :)
|Friday August 29, 2014 13:34
Your storage tank field trip lecture
caused thought on the WPX Energy fracking operation around Lybrook, New
Rapid depletion of fracked oil/gas fields
may be reason truck transport of oil, as
opposed to pipeline, used?
'Decommissioning' of tanks may be required in
Wonder if WPX Energy required to secure bonds by permitting
agency in case tank removal and resale or demolition does not cover
decommissioning costs and site remediation?
Large-scale solar generation
of electricity possible scam/fraud citations:
The Economist statement
[t]his graph, which tracks the output of a 4.5 megawatt
array of photovoltaic (PV) cells on 44 acres in northeast Arizona, operated by
Tucson Electric Power. Sampling output at one-minute intervals over the course
of the month of June, Cartright and Apt found the solar plant's average output
to be 18 percent of its nameplate capacity. Moreover,
output varied starkly minute-to-minute, from 100% to less than
30%, as indicated by the graph. The interruptions came from scattered clouds.
"Note that this is from a solar PV farm in the Arizona desert one of the
best locations in the US for this type of facility," ...
Solar installations in the West are currently
being backed up by coal plants, but these must be kept running all the time.
Estimates are that the solar element will reduce carbon emissions only by 3 to
5 percent - and could increase them as much as 10 percent.
Thus a 1MW wind farm running at about 25% of capacity
can replace only about 0.23MW of a coal plant running at 90% of capacity Solar
farms run at only about 15% of capacity so they can replace even less.
in view of
Solar installations in the West are currently being
backed up by coal plants, but these must be kept running all the
|Wednesday August 27, 2014 16:57
the name of the game in recovery of our insured
$22,036 stolen from our Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union
retirement-protected savings accounts.
SetaREH is Star in English, we were
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