Even in these days of austerity, savage budget cuts, voter suppression efforts, radical gerrymandering, and favors from elected officials to their cronies, some stories still can shock our sensibilities. This is one.
In my early career in the oilfield, when I was working on cement and frac crews, I breathed plenty of dust from cement, frac sand, and powdered guar used to make frac gel. Throw in a little xylene and hydrochloric acid, and I think my lungs have experienced plenty of challenges.
Exxon Mobil’s Pegasus oil pipeline ruptures in Mayflower, Arkansas. Estimates are now about 4,500 barrels. A 40 home subdivision has been evacuated. Exxon’s Pegasus Tar Sands Pipeline Ruptures in Central Arkansas | Occupy America.
Last week, on March 18th, LeNorman Operating, based in Oklahoma City, was engaging in multiple well operations on their lease in Hemphill County, Texas. Halliburton was on location, frac’ing their Ruth 87-2H well, a Granite Wash completion; simultaneously,
Statoil may halt plans to drill in the Chukchi Sea off of northwest Alaska citing the risks and costs. In an interview at CERAWeek yesterday, EVP Tim Dodson said, “Ultimately, you need more of a collaborative effort,” Dodson said in an interview. “I think we all agree that generically, this is not really the place…