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some things are not right

this is a waste http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...selling-it.html

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Re: some things are not right

For those that are unaware, the burning of a natural gas well is common practice to release some pressure so the well can be safely capped.

I am not aware if this is the same practice occurring here, as the article had little technical data.
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"Drillers use a flare when they don't have a pipeline ready -- during exploration or expedited drilling -- or when they haven't paid for equipment to separate gas from the large amounts of water that rise along with a well's initial gush. Drillers often need to test an area's resources before investing in pipelines, or don't want to plug a well to wait for the pipeline because of the risk that water could ruin the well, said Andrew Paterson, a technical expert at the industry group Marcellus Shale Coalition.

Drillers do now have the technology to separate water from gas at the well site and other equipment to capture stray gas from tanks and valves there. That led environmental advocates to push for mandates.

The Environmental Protection Agency will continue to allow flaring at exploratory wells -- where the expense of a pipeline connection may not be justified -- but drillers will have to capture what is now flared or allowed to vent from tanks by 2015."

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and it is seen from space,something is not right.

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You can see all the strip malls, town houses and casinos they built in the urban areas of the state too.
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and what we were talking about was natural gas BURN OFF that can be view from space,not the light from; well you get my point!

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Like I stated before, this is a common practice that is done to release pressure before the well is capped.

It's either burn off, or blow off. Pick the safer of the two.
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and it can not be captured?? blow off/burn off enough to be seen from space?

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If the pressure from the gas is not lowered, the well cap will blow off, this can be very dangerous. Every single well in my area has been burned off for a period of time before the well was capped.

I'm assuming that it can be seen from space because there is not much lighted around the area.
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and what we were talking about was natural gas BURN OFF that can be view from space,not the light from; well you get my point!
how did they differenciate (sp) between the "burn off" and the town/city/strip mall lights ?
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