The Advocate – New bubble site found southwest of sinkhole
“The sites bring to 34 the number of known bubble sites in the Bayou Corne and Grand Bayou areas in the vicinity of the sinkhole on Texas Brine Co. LLC’s leased property.
Scientists think the Houston-based company’s salt cavern in the Napoleonville Dome failed deep underground, causing the sinkhole and unleashing oil and natural gas from formations along the salt dome face. That free gas is thought to be surfacing through many bubble sites and the sinkhole.”
The new bubbling wasn’t even found by “a representative of the landowner found the bubble sites late last week while checking the property from an airboat” (!) Is BUTANE being released??
[snip] . . . “Boudreaux said Shaw and a contractor for Texas Brine collected samples from the frothing site Tuesday morning. Parish officials collected samples from another sizeable site on Sunday . . . The samples will undergo isotopic tests to identify the sites’ source and other tests that will show what kinds of gas are being released, such as methane or butane.”
“Sites farthest from the sinkhole have been determined to be releasing so-called “swamp gas,” which results from the decay of organic matter. Still other sites have been shown to be producing a blend of both kinds of gas.” – That answers some old questions.
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Residents – The Parish blog says: Starting this Thursday (tomorrow, January 24, 2013), evacuee assistance distribution will take place at the Command Post in Bayou Corne due to renovations within the St. Joseph the Worker church parish.
MORE here later . . .