POSTCARBON’S SHALEBUBBLE.ORG

“Despite recent declines in oil and natural gas production, Americans continue to be told that the United States is destined to have growing supplies of both, thanks to the widespread use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). This “shale revolution,” we’re told, will fundamentally change the U.S. energy picture for decades to come—leading to energy independence, a rebirth of U.S. manufacturing, and a surplus supply of both oil and natural gas that can be exported to allies around the world. This promise of oil and natural gas abundance is influencing climate policy, foreign policy, and investments in alternative energy sources. The primary source for these rosy expectations of future production is the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).

BUT WHAT IF THE EIA’S FORECASTS ARE WRONG?”

http://shalebubble.org

Download Shalebubble’s reports:

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THE OIL DRUM IN 2010: SHALE GAS – ABUNDANCE OR MIRAGE? WHY THE MARCELLUS SHALE WILL DISAPPOINT EXPECTATIONS

“Shale gas plays in the United States are commercial failures and shareholders in public exploration and production (E&P) companies are the losers. This conclusion falls out of a detailed evaluation of shale-dominated company financial statements and individual well decline curve analyses. Operators have maintained the illusion of success through production and reserve growth subsidized by debt with a corresponding destruction of shareholder equity. Many believe that the high initial rates and cumulative production of shale plays prove their success. What they miss is that production decline rates are so high that, without continuous drilling, overall production would plummet. There is no doubt that the shale gas resource is very large. The concern is that much of it is non-commercial even at price levels that are considerably higher than they are today.”

http://theoildrum.com/node/7075

SAVE OUR STREAMS PA

“Every stream and river in Pennsylvania has exceptional qualities and unique attributes.
Not only are they a source of pride and aesthetic beauty, but more importantly, streams provide the drinking water for millions of people. Our streams are one of Pennsylvania’s most valuable resources. Pennsylvania streams provide many opportunities for outdoor recreation and enjoyment. Tourists from around the country travel to Pennsylvania each year to fish our waters. Pennsylvania is also home to thousands of orphan, abandoned, unplugged and lost oil and gas wells. Some of these wells were inadequately plugged years ago with pine trees and materials that have deteriorated over time. On Nov. 1st, 2011 Save Our Streams PA kicked off a ‘Scavenger Hunt’ for locating lost, orphan and abandoned oil and gas wells to promote awareness by photographing and getting GPS locations for these wells and matching the photos with their GPS locations on Google maps that are easily accessible for online viewing.”

Scavenger Hunt: http://scavengerhuntpa.tripod.com

Gallery: https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-wQCM4

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Save Our Streams PA on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SaveOurStreamsPA

STATEIMPACT PENNSYLVANIA: PERILOUS PATHWAYS

“Abandoned wells provide pathways for methane gas to seep to the surface, where it can, under the right settings, trigger explosions. Active drilling near unplugged abandoned wells is dangerous, too.”

https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/tag/perilous-pathways/

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Map of Pennsylvania’s known abandoned wells:

https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/maps/perilous-pathways-mapping-pennsylvanias-abandoned-wells/

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Linked documents from PADEP:

PADEP – Well documentation

PADEP – Letter to Clean Air Council

PADEP – Pennsylvania Hydraulic Fracturing State Review

Public Herald #fileroom

publicfiles.org

“Public Herald created this online open source fileroom primarily for the public and journalists to access and contribute to. The purpose of this website is to provide accurate up-to-date information about oil and gas files managed by a collective effort of individuals and organizations. Due to the barriers we’ve discovered in reviewing oil and gas files, we’re working to release as many public records as possible and collaborate with the online community to build a comprehensive online file room.”

http://publicfiles.org

#fileroom HOWTO: http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2090234-complaint-zine-draft-paginated-print-version.html