On this map (9-2012) where we found the methane in the water wells there is a cluster of DOW storage caverns east of Grand Bayou that say they have LPG stored in them. We posted earlier that LPG stands for Liquefied Petroleum Gas and is a mix of propane and butane. The water wells are NOT the drinking water which is piped in.
When you look up the wells on the map the SONRIS records have lousy (or scrubbed) data on the cavern contents. SONRIS product type ’00′ means NO PRODUCT SPECIFIED(!).
We assume it is still LPG as it is hugely profitable right now and there’s a new export terminal for it in Texas.
Here are some of the wells in the cluster – there’s more on the map
- 972001 DOW STORAGE
- 187182 DOW STORAGE
- 181612 DOW STORAGE
- 972247 DOW STORAGE
- 145921 DOW STORAGE
- 145382 DOW STORAGE
- 971766 DOW STORAGE
- 971487 DOW STORAGE
- 971540 UCAR STORAGE
- 971541 UCAR STORAGE
We were about to look up these 3 DOW LPG storage cavern records but the SONRIS pooped out on us. So let’s look at how much LPG these 3 caverns contain -
- Well # 122209 - 4,142,803 BARRELS of LPG
- Well # 973102 - 4,727,557 BARRELS of LPG
- Well # 138107 - 4,727,557 BARRELS of LPG
TOTAL BARRELS (just those 3) – 13,597,917
THAT’S OVER 13½ MILLION BARRELS – in just 3 caverns. . . near an uncontrolled collapsing salt dome!
That would make quite a rumble if air somehow got in, say in an earthquake, and set them off!
All the wells in Assumption Parish (more than 1,200!)