Study: The Gulf Stream system may already be weakening. That’s not good.
“. . . They conclude the system has weakened to its lowest level in 1,100 years, perhaps due to an influx of freshwater from Greenland’s melting ice sheet.” < Don’t look at Corexit! Don’t look at Corexit! Perhaps due to an influx of Corexit!
“global warming may already be slowing down the Gulf Stream system ” — how about BP may already be slowing down the Gulf Stream system!
New York Times – Gov. Jindal’s Implosion
“Jindal has made a mess of Louisiana and wrecked his reputation in the process. His odds of becoming president of the United States have shrunk to nil.”
OK and S. Kansas having a frack-quake swarm. RSOE screen shot –
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(3-26) – 2.9 quake in N. Illinois – MAP
Keeping up with methane news –
Arctic Methane Emergency: Methane released by the Gigaton! (billions of tons)
LINK – http://youtu.be/8F9ed5E54s4
Wednesday morning – booms off the chart at Lake FUBAR
The Watchers – USGS: Reawakened Oklahoma faults could produce larger future events
They tread lightly to avoid frack-quake being mentioned: ” . . . . Several recent studies have linked Oklahoma earthquakes with the injection of wastewater from enhanced oil and gas exploration. The purpose of this new study is to inform engineers, the insurance industry and government agencies about the increased earthquake risk in the state, and not to link earthquakes in Oklahoma to oil and gas extraction. [why not??]
These findings will be used to develop a new earthquake-hazard map for Oklahoma that the USGS is planning to issue later this year, which will mark the first time the state’s earthquake hazard maps will include suspected human-induced [ sounds like frack quake to us! ] earthquakes.”
Wonder what faults are reawakened in Louisiana…
From 2013 – Before It’s News –
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)
AND – Fault Line Next to Lake Peigneur
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. . . .
Lake FUBAR extra active Wed. eve – LA12 shows it
Oct. 30 – ANF map shows a in the quake along the coast north Gulf of Mexico.
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.
On the Pacific side.
DETAILS … at 9:30 p.m. Thursday night CST
The Watchers – Very 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