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Thread: Texan drought sets residents against fracking - video

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    Quote Originally Posted by asktom View Post
    I can't understand putting hydrocarbons ahead of water (aside from cultural inertia and greed). There alternatives to hydrocarbons. Water, not so much.

    Very True.
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    I would think the opposite would be true. Around here they do fracking to revitalize water wells. Often poor producing water wells will increase their gpm output enough to make it worthwhile. It has always been controversial but when there is no water some people have to try. I wish they could come up with a different name to differentiate between gas wells and water well fracking. Maybe the gas well frackers need to help the water well frackers and change some minds.

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    I know that's weird. I own the mineral rights to like 1/7 of an acre in OK due to my great great grandfather getting 80 acres during the land rush. Then during the depression one of the famitly sold most of the land and kept all the rights. I don't know why that's possible apart from it was probably due to natural resource company's like mining and drilling that found it more economical to just buy access to the under ground then have to buy it out right but that's just a guess.

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    The way they drill now a days they can drill under your property and you may never know it.

    They need better regulation to make sure the company knows what they are doing.

    Most are just stabbing around in the dark.


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    There's a huge difference in hydrofracking to improve water yield in a water well and the kind of fracking they do for gas and oil production.
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    I spent several years drilling for oil & gas in Ky and saw just about every type of well stimulation/frac work done. Straight acid, acid and nitrogen, explosives, sand & oil frac.... None of them worked as well percentage wise as a 6000 gallon zone frac in water wells.

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    Default Water pollution from fracking confirmed in multiple states

    http://www.salon.com/2014/01/06/wate...ltiple_states/

    For a process that’s driving America’s energy boom, the things we don’t know about fracking for oil and natural gas often seem to surpass that which we do. One thing we do know: It involves pushing gallons of chemical-laden water into the ground, which has the potential to seep into nearby sources of drinking water

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