Just read an interesting article in today's New York Times. it discussed how 30 percent of the natural gas produced in North Dakota is flared, or burned, off as waste because the producers really want the oil instead, and consider the gas too expensive to bring to market. This is from the Bakken shale field. According to the story, enough natural gas is burned off each day to heat half a million homes for a day. Also the flares are so big they light up the sky all around. Makes you think about what may be happening around here a few years from now... I recommend the article as it provides much information and food for thought.
Yes, that's essentially what the article said. One guy was quoted as saying something like "pipelines are a pain." It's definitely a bottom line thing, but it's such a terrible waste of an irreplaceable resource... Seems to me.
What makes this site so great? Well, I think it's the fact that, quite frankly, we all have a lot at stake in this thing they call shale. But beyond that, this site is made up of individuals who have worked hard for that little yard we call home. Or, that farm on which blood, sweat and tears have fallen.[ Read More ]