Sunday – Anything Can Happen Day!

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We give up. We don’t have any idea what this wacky graph means (from LA12 today).

AND . . .  Monday there was a lot of fluid movement at 3 p.m..

In case it matters – there’s a ton of pretty big quakes lately down in Ecuador.

Energy Department: U.S. must act now on methane emissions

WASHINGTON — The United States can’t afford to wait until it understands the amount of methane escaping from oil and gas wells, pipelines and infrastructure before plugging those leaks, officials said Monday.

“We know enough to act,” said Judi Greenwald, a deputy director for climate, environment and efficiency at the Energy Department, . . .

. . . . Under a 2012 EPA rule, companies also have until until Jan. 1, 2015 to begin using so-called “green completion” equipment that can pare volatile organic compounds and methane emissions when natural gas wells are hydraulically fractured. The EPA could seek to expand that requirement to oil wells and could impose new requirements for compressors, pneumatic valves and other equipment.

Supreme Court denies Louisiana lawsuits against BP

7.3 Quake in Nicaragua

It was at 10:51 p.m. Monday night CST. REPORT.

It is on the Pacific side…. no tsunami warning. It was very shallow.

The Watchers – Massive earthquake M7.3 hit off the coast of Nicaragua

Many large aftershocks. USGS list .  And a big S. American volcano is grumbling:

Copahue enters a new phase of increased activity, Chile-Argentina

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It rocked Lake FUBAR … but the helicorders were already very active. LA12 shows it. LA14 shows huge seismic activity lingering for over an hour after the quake.

 

Texas Brine Operational Meeting, 10/15 @ 5:30 p.m.

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Community meeting ….

Open to the public

Originally posted on Assumption Parish Police Jury:

Revised (with time)
On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 5:30 pm, DNR will hold an operational meeting to inform residents of current and future activity in Bayou Corne. The meeting will be held at the Texas Brine command trailer located at Sportman’s Landing.

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Did B. P. Have Foreknowledge of Spill?

Item – from Dave Hodges (2013)Who Had Foreknowledge of the Gulf Oil Spill?

“Goldman Sachs sold 44% of its BP Stock three weeks before the Oil Rig disaster. “

Related – 2010 item from NOAASpill of National Significance – Preparing for Oil Spill Disasters
US Coast Guard plan about it dated 2010  – 2 months before the disaster.
A 2013 USCG seminar on spills with the same title (maybe they do the drills periodically).

Tip sent in by Catbird - ;)