Louisana Faults and Methane

From 2013 – Before It’s News

Explosive Methane Fault Migration: Gulf to La. Salt Domes?

Louisiana’s onshore faults and fractures link to Gulf of Mexico where methane gas has been leaking since April 2010 when BP wrecked the Macondo well, MC 252. Presently, Apache Corporation is trying to stop methane that is migrating from its well. . .

. . . . Aside from gas migrating from Apache’s well in the Gulf off Louisiana’s coast, at least two regional methane gas leakage events now occur near the Gulf, at Lake Peigneur and Bayou Corne, are linked: Each is manmade due to salt dome mining, rather than solely natural events. . . . (more)

http://beforeitsnews.com/environment/2013/02/explosive-methane-fault-migration-gulf-to-la-salt-domes-2462438.html
Gulf event map       AND –  Fault Line Next to Lake Peigneur

 

Texas has Quake Swarm & Booms Across the South

10 Earthquakes Rock North Texas In 25 Hours

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Ten earthquakes, three of them greater than a 3.0 in magnitude, rocked the DFW area on Tuesday afternoon and into early Wednesday, knocking items off of walls, causing cracks to appear in ceilings and generally rattling nerves across the region. . . .

Loud Booms

Lake FUBAR extra active Wed. eve – LA12 shows it

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Methane Chex Mix

Since we have no big news from Bayou Corne (besides the usual seismic activity at Lake FUBAR) we have these items we found when trying to  hunt down a news bit about Norway and methane emissions (off shore oil byproduct maybe).

Skimming the above stories makes one think maybe Texas Brine isn’t all that honest when they blame methane at Bayou Corne on “swamp gas” and act like they don’t know how to find out about it.

Big 7.1 quake off Chile Thursday Night

On the Pacific side.

DETAILS … at 9:30 p.m. Thursday night CST

The WatchersVery strong and shallow M7.1 earthquake strikes southern East Pacific Rise < has a map

It may show at Lake FUBAR. There is lots of seismic activity in Central America and the Caribbean today. USGS list.

Message from a reader just sent in:

“Interesting about the Cushing quake. Cushing is THE hub of oil pipelines in US.” … that reminds us of this earlier post showing all the pipelines offshore from  Texas.

More – The Cushing Tank Farm

News Bits

MONDAY

Helicorders at LA12 and LA17-02 both went wild starting after 2:30 p.m. and continue that way all afternoon. Others calm.

This screenshot from ANF was sent in. It shows a big Gulf of Mexico quake near the south side of the Gulf. USGS didn’t list it.

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Gulf event map

TUESDAY

A big 6.2 quake in Mexico at 9:40 p.m. CST … see if helicorders notice this while they do the jitterbug. The USGS calls the location “Gulf of California”. So it is not on the Gulf side of Mexico.  There are continuing aftershocks there. USGS live list.

WEDNESDAY

USGS – Groundwater-Level Declines Continue to Cause Land Elevation Loss in Houston – Galveston Region

Historical groundwater withdrawals have caused the loss of land-surface elevation, or subsidence, in the Houston-Galveston region. Loss of surface elevation is a concern as it may increase the potential for more intense flooding in the study area according to the latest annual report conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey. “

China had a 6.0 quake on their west side just after midnight CST. MAP

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A 2.5 quake at Sidney, Arkansas at 8:09 a.m. CST. MAP

New Seafloor Map + Thursday News

BBC – Satellites detect ‘thousands’ of new ocean-bottom mountains < has graphics

“The roughness of the seafloor is important also as it steers currents and promotes mixing – behaviours that are critical to understanding how the oceans transport heat and influence the climate.”

NBC – Global Seafloor Survey Reveals Volcanic Wonderland

You have to pay to see the report. Supplement is on line – has maps and graphics.

>>>>> Explore The World’s Most Detailed Map Of The Seafloor, Released Today

Gulf of Mexico – Look at that big trench going up to Louisiana!

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CLICK IMAGE FOR FULL SIZE

BOO-HOO! – Ebola outbreak disrupts Exxon’s oil drilling

Jefferson Parish and Plaquemines Parish – Public hearing denied for proposed coal terminal

Meanwhile, back at the ranch … helicorders continue to malfunction and ‘flare up’ with big seismic activity. heli_button


Yellowston Updated

St. Helena Parish – water grab attempt by Comstock Resources:

PUBLIC HEARING

The Secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, as administrator of Louisiana’s Scenic Rivers System, is currently considering Scenic River Permit Application numbers 902, 903, 904, 906, and 911 for water withdrawals from the Amite and Tickfaw Rivers associated with well fracturing. In response to a sufficient number of requests for public hearings on these applications received by the Department, and since these withdrawals are similar in nature and close together (within 12 miles of one another), the Department has decided to hold one hearing for all five applications. The hearing is being held to gather comments and information from all interested parties.

The hearing will be held on October 29, 2014 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at:

St. Helena Parish Police Jury
17911 Highway 43 N
(Approximately 0.75 miles north of LA Hwy 10 along west shoulder of Hwy 43)
Greensburg, LA 70441

The public is invited to attend and provide comments to the Department. Written comments may be submitted now and will be accepted for a period of 15 days after the hearing. Written comments should be submitted to:

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Scenic Rivers Program
P.O. Box 98000
Baton Rouge, LA 70898

One response we have seen:

Comstock Resources, Inc. has filed virtually identical Permit Applications to withdraw ONRW water from the scenic Tickfaw into private ponds for use in hydraulic fracking operations along the river. We oppose the issuance of each permit. …

Water withdrawal(s) of 12,600,000 gallons of Outstanding National Resource Waters (ONRW) at each site, contamination of the water with 30 to 40 different chemicals, some of them toxic, and the drilling and production from commercial fracking well(s) along the river and within the watershed of the river will interfere with management and protection of the Scenic River.

Neither application for permits #902 or #903 considers the cumulative detrimental effects of the two proposed water withdrawals, contamination of the water, and of the drilling and production from two hydraulic fracking wells within a mile and within the watershed of the scenic river.

Comstock’s applications do not consider alternatives to withdrawal of water from the Scenic River, including use of surface water and non-potable sub-surface water.

Comstock’s applications do not mention the fact that the Scenic Tickfaw is designated for use by the Legislature for “fish and wildlife propagation”.

Comstock’s applications incorrectly deny the presence of any “protected, rare, endangered or threatened species” (PRETS) in the Scenic Tickfaw. There is no reference to analysis for the presence of PRETS and no discussion of strategies for minimizing or eliminating impacts to PRETS.

Comstock’s applications contain no analysis of the detrimental effects of the proposed water withdrawal and drawdown and the hydraulic fracking and production on the propagation of PRETS or the detrimental effects on the other fish, wildlife, biota, mussels, diatoms in the water column and in river bottom sediments.

Comstock’s applications do not identify the importance of public uses of the Scenic Tickfaw including recreation, swimming, fishing and canoeing.

Comstock’s applications fail to consider the effects on the scenic value and water quality of activities related to the water withdrawals that take place more than 100 feet from the Scenic Tickfaw River. These include drilling of hydraulic fracking well(s) and associated industrial activity including processing, storage and transportation in the proximity and within the watershed of the river.

Comstock’s applications fail to set out how it will employ DWF’s Best Management Practices for the proposed hydraulic fracking wells and associated industrial activities.