Monday, June 13, 2011

Thinking of moving off the Barnett Shale……..

We have put together a list States that currently have drilling activity, have had drilling activity in the past, about to have drilling, being looked at for drilling and have gas transmission pipelines running through them.

Why worry about the past? Communities sprout up all the time and some are in areas where some type of drilling or mining has happened many years before. Most people would want to know what went on before they got there.

Why worry about what is about to happen or what could happen? Just ask many of us in the Barnett Shale how important that question is. Most of us had no idea what was below us when we moved here.

List of States that currently have drilling or have had drilling:

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming

States about to be hit by drilling

North Carolina.

South Carolina.!/

States with gas and oil leases signed and being looked at but no drilling activity

Oregon and Washington State.
“Thick basalt flows overlay the potential reservoirs, making exploration and development costly. With rising gas prices, advances in technology, and the lack of previous development, there has been a dramatic interest in oil and gas leases in Oregon and Washington in the past few years. Half of the revenue derived from leasing and royalties is returned to the state where the leases are located. Currently there are more than 300 federal leases representing about 500,000 acres in Oregon and Washington. There are currently no active oil and gas drilling or exploration sites in Oregon or Washington.”

Minnesota and Wisconsin.
This u-tube video explains why this area of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa has potential for drilling.

Don’t count out under the Great Lakes. The United States largest fresh water resource.

You can add the following states that have transmission pipelines, which would include the above states. Remember, where there is a pipeline, there will compressor stations.

Missouri and Georgia.


Watch where you move if you’re going to New Jersey, Delaware, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Include Maryland, New Hampshire and Maine.

Add Illinois. Keystone brings hot, corrosive crude from the Tar Sands of Canada. This map also includes the new proposed Keystone XL route.

Plans for more pipelines.

Natural Gas Storage

Natural gas is stored in two basic ways – compressed in tanks as liquefied natural gas (LNG) or in large underground storage facilities such as depleted gas wells, salt caverns or rock caverns, abandoned mines, and aquifers.

This map was as of 12/2007. The amount of gas storage has increased since this map. Texas alone has added gas storage facilities.

This is a good map of Williams Transco pipelines which shows gas storage areas as well.

I think that leaves Vermont, who currently gets their natural gas from Canada and others. And Hawaii. I couldn’t find a map with their gas transmission pipelines but we have to assume they are present.

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