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Guy Police Chief Dave Martini said they continue to blame the gas companies for the quakes: 'We have a disposal well here just outside of the city. People are suspecting that to be causing it, even though there isn't any proof of that.' Martini said the earthquakes started increasing in frequency over the past week and that the disposal well has seen an increase in use recently.
Fraccing has been going on for 60+ years... it doesn't just magically spark Earthquakes in PATTERNS during the years 2011. It would have been a steady increase.
JOSH: This is a common industry tactic, to claim that hydraulic fracturing [HF] has been used for 60 years. This is deliberately misleading. The new hydraulic fracturing that has brought about so much attention in the last few years is different in many ways from the historic fracturing: 1) the pressure used is much higher and the duration of the frack job is longer. Today HF employs typically 13,500 pounds of pressure per square inch, whereas earlier HF was less than 10,000 pounds per square inch. 2) the volume of water used: two to seven million gallons per frack, with Multi Stage Fracks lasting up to three or four days, at 1,000 gallons per minute 3) the combination of HF with horizontal drilling, a huge new aspect, and 4) the complexity of the chemical cocktail used in the process.
Originally posted by Daughter2
Here's theory - I know most people will disagree but.....
Perhaps all these experiments and drillings are attempts to stop large quakes? What if they are trying to add or subtract pressure from certain areas to even the pressure?
They are not making it public because they aren’t sure it will work and don’t want to cause panic?
Just a thought?
Originally posted by jadedANDcynical
2 to 7 million gallons of water per frac?
And how many of these things are in the area in question? I think I remember 11 from earlier in the thread. that would be between 22 and 77 MILLION GALLONS of water. That's cubic miles of water. Where in the world is all this coming from?