Fun to look at … but the sharp spikes may just be an air gun test or something.
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“It cannot be ruled out that the seismic activity in Bardarbunga could lead to a volcanic eruption.”
“. . . . Einar Einarsson, a meteorologist at Iceland’s Met Office, said earthquakes were happening practically every minute and seismic activity was constant.”
. . . The Met Office said in a statement there were “strong indications of ongoing magma movement”
Since larger earthquakes from every which way seem to set Lake FUBAR off into heavy-duty-washer-cycle mode we are watching Iceland – FC
Oklahoma frack-quakes are getting really big, besides being constant. They may affect Lake FUBAR too. 4.2 quake yesterday.
Detailed report: Bayou Corne residents get financial relief for sinkhole
NOTE: Most news lately has been from IP’s Net Vibes page – ;)
Texas Brine has a newish fact sheet out.
.. Crosstex hasn’t said what they are up to since Aug. 9th (!!).
Since we last complained about no updates there still aren’t any =sigh=.
The Advocate – State calls for tests at second salt cavern after tremors
By David J. Mitchell
Days after work on the Bayou Corne sinkhole halted briefly due to increasing tremors, state regulators ordered Texas Brine Co. to stop production at a second salt dome cavern near the underground cavity that failed two years ago and spawned the sinkhole that has driven hundreds of people from their property.
Louisiana Conservation Commissioner James Welsh ordered Texas Brine on Monday to perform a round of tests to ensure the integrity of the massive underground cavity, known as Oxy Geismar No. 2, and develop a plan if problems are found.
The cavern under the microscope is a little more than the length of football field away from another cavity that Texas Brine mined until a breach in the supporting salt wall set off the underground shifting that eventually led to the sinkhole in August 2012.
ABC – (Aug. 13) $48 Million Settlement OK’d in Louisiana Sinkhole
A federal judge has granted final approval of a $48.1 million class-action settlement for Louisiana residents affected by a 37-acre sinkhole that opened two years ago has been swallowing land ever since.
U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey said Wednesday there were no objections to the settlement. It will compensate 269 people who lived in the Assumption Parish community of Bayou Corne. . . .
More from the Houston Chronicle – Judge OKs $48.1M settlement regarding sinkhole
Phillips 66 is making a new gas storage salt cavern near Sweeny, Texas – good luck with that one!
” . . . The efforts of tax assessors have become particularly noteworthy. Assessors in a number of Louisiana parishes — including Ascension and St. Landry Parishes — are attempting to implement new methods to classify and value underground salt caverns used by energy companies to store natural gas and other petroleum products. “
” . . . . assessing the caverns at 15%, rather than the 10% used for land, of the fair market values of the natural underground storage facilities. . . “
Natural gas futures bounded higher Thursday following the release of government storage figures that were significantly less than what traders and analysts were expecting. . . .
Oopsie! We accidentally deleted today’s news! The problem was there was big news from the parish blog but we accidentally re-blogged it to the FC blog instead of here. So … (oops!).
Walter had a great comment with a 2013 news item – 12 more salt caverns with thin walls discovered near La. sinkhole
In a recap – at 2 a.m. the helicorders showed big fluid movement … but there was a big Mexico quake at that time. Slosh, slosh. slosh.
Of interest – Chile may be on brink of mega earthquake
“…Gulf Coast oyster harvests have declined dramatically in the four years since a BP PLC oil well blew wild in the nation’s worst offshore oil disaster. Even after a modest rebound last year, thousands of acres of oyster beds where oil from the well washed ashore are producing less than a third of their pre-spill harvest.”
The helicorders at Lake FUBAR were pretty quiet until noon then they started up and then sputtered. LA18 shows it.
The Advocate – Judge tells sinkhole lawyers to settle taxpayers’ claims
NAPOLEONVILLE — The state district judge presiding over year-old lawsuits seeking reimbursement of state and parish costs from the Bayou Corne-area sinkhole urged Texas Brine Co. and its insurers Monday to turn their attention away from internal battles over coverage and focus on settling the primary legal claims seeking to recover taxpayer dollars.
Judge Guy Holdridge, of the 23rd Judicial District, told a courtroom of more than two dozen lawyers from Texas Brine Co., its insurers, and state and Assumption Parish government that he has dealt with similar cases in the past involving multiple insurers and millions of dollars in claims and that the sheriff’s and Police Jury’s claims, in particular, are worth just several hundred thousand dollars each.
“My frustration is why are we working and kneading me up as a judge over these small claims, and I’m having to deal with 1,000 New Orleans lawyers. I don’t know why we are doing this,” Holdridge said at the Assumption Parish Courthouse in Napoleonville. . . .
There has been fewer posts here than usual because news from Bayou Corne has slowed to a trickle …
The Texas Brine Action Plan was pretty recent, Aug. 3. Oxy has one too for Aug. 3. So does KDS Promix, DOW, Arcadian Gas, Chevron and Crosstex. Chevron is reducing inventory and slowing down. They don’t say it is due to instability but we doubt it is a reduction to greed that prompts them! Arcadian is idle too.
Texas Brine’s Action Plan uses an incredibly old photo of Lake FUBAR. We wonder how they can plan anything without a current picture or map.
What it was is unknown but it made a big splash at Lake FUBAR! It shows for over half an hour on the LA12 monitor.
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They continue to put as much butane into their butane caverns as they can. They are very near the sinking new-new berm at the SE corner of Lake FUBAR.