Underground Event at 4 A.M.

Something fell in down there at 4:13 a.m. [9:13 UTC] .  LA-12 chart (goes batty also at 3 a.m.)– all the helicorders showed it.

This 2.6 quake in mid-Kansas was at a different time.  USGS report. It was 3 miles deep and might not be a frack-quake since it isn’t near the OK border.

Maybe the charts are jumping from people stomping around in a rush to move back into the de-listed evacuation zone!

CrosstexHarryThere has been no Crosstex butane cavern update since Feb. 4!

Looking around for newer info we found this –  http://data.rtknet.org/rmp/rmp.php?facility_id=100000122565&detail=3  [info from Jan. 2012]

Executive Summary
The Napoleonville Storage Facility (Facility) utilizes more than the threshold quantity of a “regulated flammable substance (10,000 pounds)” in the processing of natural gas, where butanes are received by pipeline and stored in underground caverns until being transported off-site via pipeline for further market distribution. Therefore, this Facility is subject to the Risk Management Plan (RMP) requirements codified in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 68 (40 CFR 68) administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).

The Facility is also subject to Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Process Safety Management (PSM) standard (29 CFR 1910.119) and public receptors are located within the worst-case release scenario. Therefore, the Facility is subject to Prevention Program 3 requirements as stated in 40 CFR 68.10. OSHA’s PSM standard closely parallels requirements outlined in USEPA’s RMP Rule. All elements required by USEPA’s 40 CFR 68 – Program 3 Prevention Program are also required by OSHA’s PSM.

This line is interesting:

Last Safety Inspection By    Never had one
OSHA Star or Merit Ranking    No

You can look up more info here-


This EDGAR 2014 info that says the butane cavern is “inactive” – but we recount in 2014 there were changes to the cavern #1 and #2 contents that were pretty big in 2014.

EnLink’s safety data sheet for butane.


20 thoughts on “Underground Event at 4 A.M.

  1. There having a little bit of shaking beginning to show on LA-21 recorder at 16:04 pm date Sep. 5, 2015.
    This is cavern Number 1 next to the sinkhole.
    It’s not showing up on the other recorder around the sinkhole just LA-21 recorder.

    • This has been going on for some time cavern No. 1 is OXY-1 it look like a big mushroom deep underground.
      I think the OXY-1 is one-third of a mile deep underground.

      Published on May 6, 2015
      I hope OXY-1 does not began losing salt water pressure in cavern.

      • All authorities and TB etc. are 100% sure no threat to butane because it can only blow up if air gets in …..
        They should face the max if air gets in and it blows!

        They have 100% responsibility as they have had dozens of months to investigate, compensate and take action. And they could move the butane to somewhere else all this time!

      • You ever tried to buy a good gas can any more ?
        Gas can with no vent you every try to pouring gas into a car with a can like that.

        Salt dome explosion: 20 years later.
        Wesley, Texas 7 miles south of Brenham
        arriving at the cavern about 20 minutes later.
        gas escaping from an underground storage cavern
        He immediately noticed a large cloud of what looked like fog engulfing the facility.
        The cloud exploded with the estimated force of a three-kiloton bomb. The blast registered between 3.5 and 4.0 on the Richter scale and was felt as far away as San Antonio.

        Robert Riggs Reports Brenham, Texas Deadly Pipeline Explosion

      • I have a good metal gas can with a vent. My question …. can gas in it be stored indefinitely?
        Will 5 year old gas wreck the car if I use it? If it is ‘too old’ how can I get rid of it?

      • In your state or county they should have a recycling place to drop off old car gas at.

        I went to a Carport sale and bought some old white gas in a can from a carport sale it should be good for many years to come.
        I like the white gas Liquid Fuel Coleman camping stove I don’t like those propane camping stove.
        I like the old Coleman kerosene or white gas lanterns the best.

        Some people say you can burn unleaded gas in it I would not recommend doing that.
        There too much ethanol in car gas now.

        There saying that explosion in Wesley, Texas was equal to a three kiloton blast.

        Here is a ½ kiloton explosion test with 1,000,000 lbs of TNT.
        1,000,000 lbs TNT demolition test equal to 1/2 a Kiloton Nuclear Weapon.

      • it is unleaded car gas …. in case of big storm when electricity goes out for days the gas pumps at gas stations don’t work because of no electricity. 5 gal. can.

  2. I am going to call this “Survival 101”

    Can gas really go bad?
    Gasoline can degrade over time. That can lead to a number of problems, ranging from hard starting, to rough running, to no starting at all.

    Storing Gasoline?
    How long does it take for gas to go bad?

    I was looking at a new Coleman cook stove
    Coleman 14,000 BTU Dual Fuel 2-Burner Camp Stove
    camping fuel stove works with Coleman liquid fuel or unleaded gasoline.

    What is white gas

    Kerosene, White Gas, and Butane

  3. There is something I like to know.
    Before this sinkhole form were they storing gas in OXY -3 ?
    And if not what cavern was leaking all that gas that was coming up under people’s homes ?

    • the history of it back when Hooker owned it is up on Freedomrox’s blog, I think.
      His link is on the sidebar under ‘blogroll’.

  4. There was some big shaking going on Sep. 8, 2015 at 3:07am CDT time or 8:07am UTC time.

    The three LA-10’s did not show any movement on their recorders.
    Those LA-10’s recorders are just for the sinkhole.
    Well what can I say they know that sinkhole is getting bigger they don’t want the people to see just what going on there.

    I say this is the ones that made all that shaking at the sinkhole.
    M5.7 – 134km SSW of Pijijiapan, Mexico
    Year , Date and time 2015-09-08 08:03:54 (UTC) depth=4.0 km (2.5 mi)
    Only 2.5 mi. deep in ground at that.

    • it could be that Mexico quake …. it’s a big one!
      I wouldn’t be suprised if there’s a fault line going right to Lake FUBAR from Mexico.

  5. There is something going on around that sinkhole there turning down those earthquake record around that sinkhole.
    I don’t think they went people to see what going on.
    Do they have a new underground cavern breaking apart ?
    Is the very top of Napoleonville salt dome breaking apart ?

    I don’t think all that natural gas that went into aquifer and came up under people home was from OXY-3.

    Can a old pipe going into one of those caverns suck in freshwater and suck it into one of those caverns if that cavern not holding pressure anymore ?

  6. On facebook on Forgotten Bayou web site
    They have this web link story posted.
    They still don’t have any new photos of the sinkhole from the air posted just from 2013 of sinkhole, but they’re saying they’re 2015.

    The Advocate web site it’s dated Sept. 9, 2015.
    But this happen on June 3, 2015 that Texas Brine Co. sent the state Department of Environmental Quality an urgent request for an administrative order to discharge sinkhole water into the Bayou Corne waterway and possibly nearby Grand Bayou, as well.

    Assumption jurors say no to sinkhole discharge into Grand Bayou, citing environmental concerns, but state officials worried about catastrophic levee failure.

    And on that web site is a Map of sinkhole in Brown is the New Containment road around the sinkhole.

    And if you look at that Map that in White is the Old Containment road around the sinkhole late 2013.

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