It is pretty far away from the previous ones ….
The Watchers –
A giant sinkhole has appeared in Siberia’s Novokuznetsk region recently, some 3 500 km from other craters found in Arctic Russia in recent months. The new crater measures around 20 meters in diameter and around 25 to 30 meters in depth.
. . . Observation from space revealed the dramatic mushrooming of the holes, believed to be caused by methane gas eruptions in melting permafrost due to climate change, scientists revealed today. A leading Russian expert sounded an alert over safety because one new Siberian crater, surrounded by at least 20 ‘baby holes’, is just six miles from a major gas production plant.
PHOTOS of it from The Siberian Times
This has video of the nearby landslide there recently – Watch This Slow-Moving Landslide Devour a Russian Road
. . . hope is isn’t related to this: Warming Climate May Release Massive Carbon Storehouse from Arctic Soils
A 29-year-old Dow Chemical Co. salt cavern sits so close to Texas Brine’s property that new state safety regulations — created after the 2012 Bayou Corne sinkhole disaster — now prevent the Houston company from mining any new caverns on its property, a federal lawsuit alleges.
Texas Brine Co. has sued Dow and a local land company over the Dow cavern carved from the Napoleonville salt dome in Assumption Parish.
“Dow is obligated to (Texas Brine) for the value of the salt that (Texas Brine) can no longer mine, or ‘dead salt,’” the suit claims. . . . (more)
2013 item: Dow’s Toxic Stew Near Bayou Corne – (not the same property)
The Oklahoma state seismologist said disposal wells used by the oil and gas industry are ‘very likely’ responsible for the recent surge of earthquakes in Oklahoma at the recent Oklahoma Geological Survey. < – links to report
NY Times – The Gulf, Still at Risk
NOTE: See comments for Lake FUBAR agitation bits
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).
- A lot of data here – Norwegian emissions of methane
- More on manure and Norway methane than you may want to know
- This underwater robot senses methane and relates to Lake FUBAR ( if anyone really wanted to find things out!).
- CCAC Launches Partnership to Reduce Oil and Gas Methane Emissions
- Oil, Gas Industry Launches Plan To Slash Global Warming Emissions
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.
LA12 shows seeping-sloshing of small fluid movement all morning. They show as rick-tack lines on the chart.
After 10 a.m. something ominous starts up at LA21. It is near the SE corner of Lake FUBAR.
The sloshing stops and there are normal dings and dangs until 11:45 p.m. – then fluid movement again.
Keith M. did some new maps and they are linked on the MAP page.
A south Louisiana flood board has launched a legal fight against a new state law aimed at retroactively killing a lawsuit filed last year over coastal damage attributed to oil and gas drilling.
The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East argues in federal court papers filed Tuesday that the law cannot be used to block the lawsuit. . .
(Note: continuing news about this flood board saga are regularly on the sidebar in the RSS feed section )
On methane topic – Mysterious Giant Methane Plumes Discovered In Arctic Ocean
We hope this doesn’t happen near gassy Lake FUBAR! – Fireball explodes producing small meteorites near Lake Weiss, Alabama
- Bayou Corne sinkhole ordeal enters third year
- WAFB- 2-year anniversary of the Bayou Corne sinkhole
- New Orleans Times-Picayune – Bayou Corne sinkhole: Two years later, turmoil remains for residents
- Bayou Corne Sinkhole Turns Two < new PHOTOS
NetVibes page helped with this story – 😉
It looks pretty calm at Lake FUBAR. The grumbles died down then a giant THUMP at 5:04 a.m.. Shows here at LA12 –
Lots of rain due all week at Bayou Corne – starting Friday.
Get ready for a sh*t storm on Aug. 2nd – Strange Sounds – There is an incoming solar storm with Earth-directed component
On July 30, 2014, a dark magnetic filament erupted from the Sun surface!
“Scientists have calculated that this sun storm will alter Earth’s magnetic field on August 2nd. The storm cloud should create auroras in the northern sky.”
Crosstex had a merger and has a new name – since Jan. – EnLink Midstream is their new name.
Crosstex Energy, Devon Energy to be known as EnLink Midstream
“. . . The deal will combine Crosstex with the midstream assets of Devon, an independent oil and gas driller based in Oklahoma City. The new company will control more than 6,400 miles of pipeline, serving fields including the Barnett Shale and Eagle Ford, the companies said in October. “
We missed this July 8 item – ‘Explosive’ earthquakes may be the cause of mysterious Bayou Corne sinkhole
“. . . Now, researchers are suggesting that surges of gas-charged fluids may have generated an ‘explosive’ quake that could have played a role in the sinkhole’s formation.”
Got the chills? Here’s some HOT AIR from Texas Brine!
Not related to the salt dome collapse, but of interest for methane topic –
“We are sniffing methane” – vast methane plumes discovered escaping from the seafloor of Arctic ocean
” . . . Chief scientist Örjan Gustafsson from Stockholm University speculates in his latest blog entry that the leaking methane from the seafloor of the continental slope may have its origins in collapsing “methane hydrates,” clusters of methane trapped in frozen water due to high pressure and low temperature.”
Surges of gas-charged fluid may have explosively generated the earthquakes preceding a giant sinkhole in Louisiana, researchers say.
These findings could lead to a better understanding of how pressurized fluids can trigger earthquakes and tremors, scientists added. . . .
the jig is up
” . . . . Frequent tremors were reported in the two months before the sinkhole opened. Researchers had suspected the collapse of a plugged-up, abandoned salt cavern underneath the Napoleonville salt dome may have caused these small earthquakes and the sinkhole.
“Mine collapses in Utah have made earthquakes before,” said lead study author Avinash Nayak, a seismologist at the University of California, Berkeley. . . “
At 8:02 a.m. there was a big ding seen on many helicorders. Doubt it is from work trucks. LA21 shows it.
- Why haven’t you made PHOTOS available of the mess at Bayou Corne in over a year?
- Why have you stopped the fly over videos? They used to be routinely posted. Now they come out less than monthly even though dramatic berm failures/sinking are happening.
- Why aren’t you updating the public about the amount of methane at Lake FUBAR? Other scientists are concerned about it.
- Do you think it is wise for Crosstex to store almost half a million BARRELS of butane next to the sinking corner of the new-new south berm with all of this self-generated seismic activity?