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  • Alberta Government 2006 Legislature promise of permanent, safe alternate water to citizens with methane contaminated water in hydraulically fractured (aka stimulated) coalbed methane areas
    Alberta Government, questioned on lack of baseline water well testing before hydraulic fracturing of shallow coalbed methane (CBM), promised that the EUB responsible “on every application” to protect groundwater Alberta Hansard 26th Legislature, 2nd Session February 27, 2006 Alberta Hansard 37, Monday, February 27, 2006 1:30 p.m. 2:20 Coal-bed Methane Drilling Dr. Swann: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This government ...
  • Rural landowners victimized by lack of provincial action
    Rural landowners victimized by lack of provincial action by Sheila Pratt, February 26, 2006, The Edmonton Journal Lee Christensen is a grain farmer with 1,800 acres east of Calgary. He went to the bank last year looking for a mortgage on a parcel of his land. He filled out the required forms, including an environmental questionnaire pointing out ...
  • Human Rights and Resource Development Project, Albertans’ Concerns about Health Impacts and Oil and Gas Development: A Summary
    Human Rights and Resource Development Project, Albertans’ Concerns about Health Impacts and Oil and Gas Development: A Summary by Nickie Vlavianos, Research Associate Canadian Institute of Resources Law, February 2006, Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre and Canadian Institute of Resources Law, University of Calgary In September 2000, 93 percent of Canadians expressed concern that environmental hazards ...
  • Original Directive 027, Shallow Fracturing Operations—Interim Controls, Restricted Operations, and Technical Review
    Original Directive 027, Shallow Fracturing Operations—Interim Controls, Restricted Operations, and Technical Review January 31, 2006 The Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (EUB/Board) has approved this directive on January 31, 2006, original signed by M. N. McCrank, Q.C., P.Eng. Chairman Information provided by industry to date shows that there may not always be a complete understanding of fracture propagation ...
  • Directive 027: Shallow Fracturing Operations-Interim Controls
    EUB Directive 027: Shallow Fracturing Operations-Interim Controls, Restricted Operations, and Review by Jim Reid, Manager, Alberta Energy and Utilities Board Increased development at ever shallower depths. Increased Fracture volumes, rates and pressures. Increased public concern on water well protection. Lack of regulatory control on fracture design. … Number of reported incidents of communication at nearby EUB licenced wells
  • Fears about coalbed methane
    Fears about coalbed methane by Ric Swihart, Lethbridge Herald, January 21, 2006 Johnson said the big concern when discussing coalbed methane is the lack of baseline data so the full impact of the exploration and development can be measured.
  • The Real Price of Oil
    The Real Price of Oil Interviewed by Victor Couwenberg, January 12, 2006, Departure Productions Nadja, a soft spoken, yet confident lady, has recently completed a documentary entitled Between Midnight and the Rooster’s Crow. It is a documentary about Nadja’s experiences as she tried to uncover more about EnCana, a Canadian oil company’s extraction activities in Ecuador. ...
  • The hydrogeochemistry of methane: evidence from English groundwaters
    The hydrogeochemistry of methane: evidence from English groundwaters by W. G. Darling and D. C. Gooddy, 2006, British Geological Survey The presence of methane (CH4) in groundwater is usually only noticed when it rises to high concentrations; to date rather little is known about its production or natural ‘baseline’ conditions. Evidence from a range of non-polluted ...
  • Film Review: Midnight and the Rooster’s Crow (2005, Nadja Drost)
    Film Review: Midnight and the Rooster’s Crow (2005, Nadja Drost) by Edward Adplanalp, 2006, International Third World Studies Journal and Review, Volume XVII In Between Midnight and The Rooster’s Crow (2005), a determined first-time Canadian filmmaker Nadja Drost gets up close to the domination of the natural environment of Ecuador and its beautiful people. Her documentary, ...
  • David P. O’Brien named Chancellor of Concordia University, Press Release
    David P. O’Brien named Chancellor of Concordia University Press Release, December 19, 2005 David O’Brien is Chairman of the Royal Bank of Canada and Chairman of EnCana Corporation – North America’s largest independent oil and gas company. … He was Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Pacific Limited from 1996 until 2001. He then negotiated the merger of ...
  • Tainted water lights fire under gas fears
    Tainted water lights fire under gas fears by Hanneke Brooymans, December 13, 2005, Front page The Edmonton Journal Nga de la Cruz, manager of the coal bed methane project for Alberta Environment, acknowledges the American problems. “But so far we really haven’t documented the migration of methane from a coal bed methane well (in Alberta),” she added. Bob ...
  • EUB [now ERCB] Bulletin 2005-33: Shallow Fracturing Operations: New Requirements, Restricted Operations, and Technical Review Committee
    EUB , December 9, 2005 The Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) believes there is a need to consider new regulations and/or ...
  • A home exploded at Bondad Hill, Colorado
    A home exploded at Bondad Hill, Colorado. The investigation showed that methane gas leaking from petroleum industry wells was to blame by Joe Hanel, Durango Herald, December 8, 2005 That well is leaking gas from the Fruitland Coal formation – the same place tapped by La Plata County’s coal-bed methane wells. The leak started almost 70 years ago, ...
  • CPAWS won’t wait for government to develop coalbed methane regulations
    CPAWS won’t wait for government to develop coalbed methane regulations by Graeme McElheran, Yukon News, December 2, 2005.
  • Enbridge research chair first of its kind dedicated to holistic cancer care
    Enbridge donates 1.2 million to U of Calgary, research chair first of its kind dedicated to holistic cancer care by Beth Frank, November 2005, Vol 2, Issue 2 Oncampus Online The Enbridge Research Chair in Psychosocial Oncology will be the first of its kind in Canada, and one of only a few in the world dedicated ...
  • Focused Energy, Gwyn Morgan has led Producer of the Year EnCana towards the pinnacle; now Randy Eresman takes the reins
    Focused Energy, Gwyn Morgan has led Producer of the Year EnCana towards the pinnacle; now Randy Eresman takes the reins by Deborah Jaremko, November 2005, Oilweek With an enterprise value of about US$44 billion and an undeveloped North American land position the size of Massechusetts, EnCana is one of the largest companies in Canada, if not ...
  • EnCana & Colorado Mtn College make an odd couple
    EnCana & Colorado Mtn College make an odd couple by Jeremy Madden, Aspen Times, October 12, 2005 The deal between EnCana Oil & Gas and my alma mater Colorado Mountain College stinks worse than a frat house with a gas leak during pledge week. The deal involves EnCana donating $3 million to fund a new CMC facility in ...
  • British Columbia’s 2005 Lax Code for Discharging Coalbed Methane Pollution into Rocky Mountain Headwaters Co-Authored by Encana, Company Resumes 5 year old Elkford CBM Project as Weak Provincial ‘Code of Practice’ Comes into Effect Permitting Discharge of Contaminated Wastewater into Classified Trout Streams
    BC Environmental Management Act CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE DISCHARGE OF PRODUCED WATER FROM COALBED GAS OPERATIONS Deposited March 21, 2005, effective July 1, 2005, B.C. Reg. 156/2005 *** British Columbia’s Lax Code for Discharging Coalbed Methane Pollution into Rocky Mountain Headwaters Was Co-Authored by Gas Driller, EnCana Resumes Elkford CBM Project as a Weak  Provincial ‘Code of Practice’ ...
  • Ranchers ready for drilling fight
    Ranchers ready for drilling fight by Elise Stolte, July 17, 2005, Calgary Herald “These pads minimize disturbance. That’s what people are not understanding right now,” said Neville, who also owns ranchland in the area. She outlined a list of studies and new harvesting techniques that will help the company restore the site when they finish. But is she ...
  • EnCana’s ‘field of dreams’ has Colorado locals crying the blues
    EnCana’s ‘field of dreams’ has Colorado locals crying the blues by Dave Ebner, July 15, 2005, Globe and Mail Some folks are singing the EnCana Bluegrass Blues in northwestern Colorado, blaming the Calgary natural gas giant for tainting the environment and bringing far too much development to the rugged region. “And how did they poison my water and ...
  • Quakes shake Vermejo Park gas field — again
    Quakes shake Vermejo Park gas field — again by Bobby Magill, The Taos News, July 14-20, 2005 Some seismologists believe the coalbed methane drilling on Vermejo Park could be the cause of occasional earthquakes that shake the mineral-rich Ratón Basin — a theory the gas industry vehemently disputes.
  • All Fired Up
    All Fired Up, by John G. Mitchell, photographs by Joel Sartore, National Geographic, July 2005 National Geographic: Sights and sounds of drilling the west National Geographic: Photographs The Jonah Field (a national sacrifice zone) is one of EnCana’s major resource plays
  • EnCana Answers
    EnCana answers by Gerard Protti, EnCana Executive VP, June 24, 2005, Report on Business Magazine, Globe and Mail EnCana has not withheld information about our proposed energy development plans from the residents of Rosebud, a region where EnCana has been producing natural gas for more than 40 years. Rather, because of the sensitivities around natural gas produced from ...
  • Alleged Violations of the rules and regulations of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) by EnCana
    Alleged Violations of the rules and regulations of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) by EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. Cause No. 1V, DOCKET NO. 0507-OV-07 before the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission of the State of Colorado, June 10, 2005 Water samples were collected from the Amos/Walker water well on May 4, 2001, ...
  • 3 Million Gift Sets the Stage for New CMC Campus
    3 Million Gift Sets the Stage for New CMC Campus by Debra Crawford, May 25, 2005, enews Colorado Mountain College EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. today presented a gift of $3 million to Colorado Mountain College. This major gift marks the start of the college’s capital campaign to build a new campus in western Garfield County. ...
  • Coalbed methane drilling could be cause of quake
    Coalbed methane drilling could be cause of quake by Bobby Magill, The Taos News, May 5-11, 2005 Many quakes in the region have been clustered around coalbed methane development, said Alan Sanford, New Mexico Tech emeritus professor of seismology. …“It is my understanding that they are injecting fluids into the ground which can generate earthquakes,” Aster said. Coalbed ...
  • Life Inside a Science Project
    Life Inside a Science Project by Andrew Nikiforuk, The Globe and Mail Report on Business, April 29, 2005 In the scenic badlands of Alberta, an hour’s drive northeast of Calgary, Jessica Ernst loved to savour the prairie evening on he back porch. Then EnCana Inc. planted a new compressor station 870 metres away. The olive green ...
  • County exploring options for Rosebud water facility replacement
    County exploring options for Rosebud water facility replacement by Strathmore Standard, February 3, 2005 Rosebud residents are on a boiled water order following a Jan. 11 explosion that destroyed the Rosebud water reservoir storage tank, causing the lid of the potable water reservoir tank to become loose thus exposing the water to the elements. A Wheatland ...
  • 38th PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION Standing Committee on Industry, Natural Resources, Science and Technology, Testimony by Gerard Protti
    38th PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION Standing Committee on Industry, Natural Resources, Science and Technology Evidence, January 31, 2005 Testmony by Mr. Gerry Protti (Executive Vice-President, Corporate Relations, EnCana Corporation): We’ve really grown our company. A significant part of it is that we’ve grown it with an unconventional strategy. I’d like, Mr. Chairman, to talk about what that is and distinguish it ...
  • Investigators say an accumulation of gases appears to have caused the explosion that destroyed the Rosebud water tower and sent a Wheatland County employee to hospital
    Investigators say an accumulation of gases appears to have caused the explosion that destroyed the Rosebud water tower and sent a Wheatland County employee to hospital by Strathmore Standard, January 27, 2005 Tracy Gooler, Wheatland County constable and manager of protective services, said that the county’s water operator, John Garvin, was endeavoring to thaw out an inlet supply ...
  • Gas industry sees coal-bed methane as the next frontier, Production could quadruple by 2006
    Gas industry sees coal-bed methane as the next frontier, Production could quadruple by 2006 by Dave Ebner, January 10, 2005, Page B4, The Globe and Mail CALGARY — Coal-bed methane will leap to prominence in Canada this year, energy industry players say, with about one in every eight wells drilled in the country hunting for natural ...
  • Enbridge Donates $500,000 to the Alberta School of Business
    Enbridge Invests $500,000 in the Alberta School of Business by Monica Wegner, Fall/Winter 2005-2006, Business Alumni Magazine Another successful story was added to the Alberta School of Business in Edmonton with the generous contribution of Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. in continued support of the Centre for Applied Business Research in Energy and the Environment (CABREE).
  • EnCana racks up the fines
    EnCana racks up the fines by Dennis Webb, The Aspen Times, December 10, 2004 EnCana Oil & Gas was hit with another fine last week in connection with its operations in Garfield County. It has violated state regulations and laws in connection with 17 wells this year and been fined a total of $454,200. “Seventeen for this one company ...
  • Rosebud Residents Search for Common Ground
    Rosebud Residents Search for Common Ground by Patrick Kalafa, The Drumheller Mail, December 8, 2004
  • Rosebud residents not too happy with EnCana’s plans
    Rosebud residents not too happy with EnCana’s plans by Isabell Foks, October 26, 2004, Drumheller Valley Times Mark Taylor, business unit leader for the Rosebud area, started off by explaining EnCana’s plans which include drilling an additional two to three wells per section. … There are approximately just over 400 wells and just over four wells per ...
  • Jessica Ernst presents October 2004 at Encana Calgary Head Office Surface Land Brainstorming & Optimization Session
    2004 Jessica Ernst Presents at EnCana Calgary Head Office Surface Land Brainstorming & Optimization Session October 4, 2004
  • Alleged Violations of the rules and regulations of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) by EnCana
    Alleged Violations of the rules and regulations of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) by EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. Cause No. 1V, Order No. 1V-276 before the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission of the State of Colorado, September 16, 2004. 29 The COGCC staff hand-delivered a Notice of Alleged Violation (“NOAV”) to EnCana ...
  • Environmental hazards posed by the Los Angeles Basin urban oilfields
    Environmental hazards posed by the Los Angeles Basin urban oilfields: an historical perspective of lessons learned by G.V. Ghillingar and B. Endres, received November 28, 2003, Accepted August 9, 2004, Published online October 26, 2004 in Environmental Geology (2005) 47:302-317 These hazards are caused by gas migration along faults, subsidence caused by the fluid removal with consequent formation of ...
  • Looking Ahead to 2010: Natural Gas Markets in Transition
    Looking Ahead to 2010:  Natural Gas Markets in Transition by the National Energy Board, Cat. No. NE23-118/2004E, ISBN 0-662-37107-0, August 2004 There are currently about two dozen pilot projects to develop CBM across the WCSB and some participants noted that about 1,000 CBM wells will be drilled this year, resulting in an expected 100 MMcf/d (2.8 ...
  • EPA: Evaluation of Impacts to Underground Sources of Drinking Water by Hydraulic Fracturing of Coalbed Methane Reservoirs Chapter 3 Characteristics of CBM Production and Associated Hydraulic Fracturing Practices
    Evaluation of Impacts to Underground Sources of Drinking Water by Hydraulic Fracturing of Coalbed Methane Reservoirs Chapter 3 Characteristics of Coalbed Methane Production and Associated Hydraulic Fracturing Practices by the US Environmental Protection Agency, June 2004, EPA 816-R-04-003 Understanding the practice of hydraulic fracturing as it pertains to coalbed methane production is an important first step in ...
  • Shallow Operations Issues
    Shallow Operations Issues by Jim Reid, Manager Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, May 12, 2004 ‘shallow operations can be “high risk”’ Attention to cementing casing to base of groundwater protection Attention to prevent the mixing of water qualities (commingling)
  • The Smell of Money: British Columbia’s Gas Rush
    The Smell of Money: British Columbia’s Gas Rush by Shefa Siegel, March 13, 2004, CorpWatch By slashing the enforcement capacity of environmental agencies in half, government has swiftly transformed the Peace Region into a who’s-who of the fossil fuel industry, operating with few regulatory obstructions in a manner decidedly reminiscent of third-world industrial development. “Industry just ...
  • Alberta Landspraying While Drilling (LWD) Review
    Landspraying While Drilling (LWD) Review by LWD Review Team (John Begg, Kevin Ball, Barry Cole, Lowell Calder, Barry Adams, Bruce Cairns, Dom Ruggieri, Suzanne Hawkes-Gill) Public Lands and Forests Division, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development December 2003, released three years later in 2006, only after FOIP and public pressure. On July 1, 1996, guidelines for LWD on ...
  • Groundwater Quality
    Groundwater Quality Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Linking Water Science to Policy Workshop Series. Report No.2, 52 pages. Crowe, A.S., K.A. Schaefer, A. Kohut, S.G. Shikaze, C.J. Ptacek. 2003 Given that little is known about the long-term integrity of concrete seals and steel casings in 600,000 abandoned hydrocarbon wells in Canada, the study ...
  • Natural gas from coal in Alberta Position Paper, CAPP doesn’t like the name coalbed methane or hydraulic fracturing referred to as an experiment. Too bad for them (lying bullies).
    Natural gas from coal in Alberta Position Paper by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, September 2003 In order to more accurately reflect the fact that coalbed methane is simply a form of natural gas and will be developed in a similar manner, CAPP ...
  • Gwyn Morgan, President and past CEO of Encana honoured by University of Alberta
    Gwyn Morgan, President and past CEO of Encana honoured by University of Alberta March 13, 2003, encana.com [Refer also to: EnCana donates $7.5 Million to the University of Alberta     Cenovus donates $3 Million to the University of Alberta Burning Waters: UVic Partner’s environmental record questioned Eminently Unsuitable Nikiforuk on Gwyn Morgan Meet Christy Clark’s Hard Right Advisor Gwyn Morgan Film Review: ...
  • Coalbed Methane (CBM) not risk-free; Excellent map showing CBM potential in BC
    Everywhere groundwater went bad after coalbed methane development, industry would change its name. CBM = Coalbed Methane NGC = Natural Gas from Coal CSG = Coalseam Gas Methane’s not risk-free, critics say by Scott Simpson, March 11, 2003, The Vancouver Sun Refer also to: Australian Petroleum Association: Coal seam damage to water inevitable by The Sydney Morning Herald, August 3, 2011. The coal seam gas ...
  • Unconventional Shallow Biogenic Gas Systems
    Unconventional Shallow Biogenic Gas Systems by George W. Shurr and Jennie L. Ridgley, 2002, The American Association of Petroleum Geologists, AAPG Bulletin November 2002 v. 86 no. 11 p. 1939-1969 Unconventional shallow biogenic gas falls into two distinct systems that have different attributes. Early-generation systems have blanketlike geometries, and gas generation begins soon after deposition of ...
  • The Health Hazards of Natural Gas
    The Health Hazards of Natural Gas by Agnes Malouf and David Wimberly, Summer 2001, environmentalhealth.ca The British medical journal, The Lancet, reported in1996 that the use of domestic gas appliances, particularly gas stoves, was linked to increased asthma, respiratory illness, and impaired lung function especially in young women.  Women using gas stoves had double the respiratory ...
  • Natural Gas: Avoidable Health Hazard
    Natural Gas: Avoidable Health Hazard by David Wimberly, October 2000, Natural Gas Health Information Coalition N.S. The introduction of natural gas to the Maritimes is a juggernaut that is difficult to resist as government and business are falling over themselves to promote it. However all the hype just covers up the surprising, awful truth. Government contrived ...
  • Methane dangers in Los Angeles linked to waste disposal in old oilfields
    Methane dangers in Los Angeles linked to waste disposal in old oilfields Paper to be presented at Meeting of the Pacific Section Convention American Association Petroleum Geologists and Western Regional Meeting of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Westin Hotel, Long Beach, June 2000 Session: Environmental Liabilities Associated with Oil Industry Operations Studies of past oilfield hazards in Los Angeles show that the ...
  • Seismicity in the Oil Field
    Seismicity in the Oil Field by Vitaly V. Adushkin. Vladimir N. Rodionov. Sergey Turuntaev. Institute of Dynamics of Geospheres,. Russian Academy of Sciences, 2000. Much of this article originally appeared in the Schlumberger Russian version of the Oilfield Review, Neftegasovoye Obozreniye 5, no.1 (Spring 2000): 4:15. Results in this article were based on data obtained ...
  • Oil and Natural Gas in New Brunswick: Historical and Current Industry-related Activities
    Oil and Natural Gas in New Brunswick: Historical and Current Industry-related Activities by C. St. Peter, 2000, New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy, Minerals and Energy Division, Information Circular 2000-5, 14 p. Fracturing Stoney Creek Field well with nitroglycerin, circa 1940. [Refer also to: Shale gas, hydraulic fracturing, natural gas and water in New Brunswick First ...
  • Alberta Energy Corporation, became Encana, CEO Gwyn Morgan defends company conspiring with RCMP for staged bombing of a gas well
    Alberta Energy Corporation, became Encana, CEO Gwyn Morgan defends company conspiring with RCMP for staged bombing of a gas well by CBC News, February 8, 1999 Alberta Energy Company has been criticized for conspiring with the RCMP to set off a bomb that blew up a shed at a gas well site last October. Albertans demand RCMP ...
  • WARNING “Natural” gas may be harmful to your health
    WARNING “Natural” gas may be harmful to your health by the Allergy and Environmental Health Association – Nova Scotia, March 8, 1998 It is “the most important source of indoor air pollution responsible for generating illness ,” surpassing even pesticides or passive tobacco smoke. “For the chemically susceptible individual, this may be the worst ...
  • MEDICAL-ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT: A Review of the Potential Health Effects of the Proposed Sable Gas Pipeline Project from the perspective of Environmentally Induced Illness/Chemical Sensitivity, Asthma and Allergy
    MEDICAL-ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT: A Review of the Potential Health Effects of the Proposed Sable Gas Pipeline Project from the perspective of Environmentally Induced Illness/Chemical Sensitivity, Asthma and Allergy by Karen McAllister and Helen Lofgren, 1997, Prepared as part of an undertaking by the Allergy and Environmental Health Association The use of natural gas as fuel for stoves, furnaces and ...
  • Source and Migration Pathways of Natural Gas in Near-Surface Ground Water Beneath the Animas River Valley, Colorado and New Mexico
    Source and Migration Pathways of Natural Gas in Near-Surface Ground Water Beneath the Animas River Valley, Colorado and New Mexico by Chafin, Daniel, T. 1994, USGS Water Resources Investigations Report 94-4006 Man made migration pathways probably introduced most near surface gas to the study area … Gas well annuli are more important than natural fractures for the upward migration ...
  • Enron subsidiary to assemble natural gas storage complex
    Enron subsidiary to assemble natural gas storage complex by Houston Chronicle, May 18, 1993 Enron Storage Co., a subsidiary of Houston-based Enron Corp., says it is developing a major natural gas storage facility in Assumption Parish, La. During the first stage of development, Enron Storage is leasing two existing salt caverns that will provide 4 billion ...
  • Foul Water Leads to Court Methane Contamination from CBM
    Foul Water Leads to Court Methane Contamination from CBM in High Country News, April 19, 1993 In a two-year study, USGS scientists found methane gas in one-third of water wells inspected and concluded that oil and gas drilling is the main source of contamination of the shallow aquifers in the Animas River Valley. …the BLM’s reaction reflects a ...
  • Cause of the 1985 Ross Store Explosion and Other Gas Ventings, Fairfax District, Los Angeles
    Cause of the 1985 Ross Store Explosion and Other Gas Ventings, Fairfax District, Los Angeles by Douglas H. Hamilton and Richard L. Meehan, in Engineering Geology Practice in Southern California, Association of Engineering Geologists, Special Publication No. 4, 1992. Despite its own initial interest in abandoned wells as a potential source of the gas and the mandated purpose ...
  • Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells Become Pollution Portals
    Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells Become Pollution Portals by Roberto Suro, May 3, 1992, The New York Times From the Louisiana bayous to the arid plains of Texas and Oklahoma, thousands of oil and gas wells, abandoned at the end of their productive life, have become conduits for noxious liquids that bubble up from deep below the earth’s ...
  • ABSTRACT: Cause of 1985 Ross Store Explosion and Other Gas Ventings
    ABSTRACT: Cause of 1985 Ross Store Explosion and Other Gas Ventings by Douglas H. Hamilton and Richard L. Meehan, Excerpt from: Engineering Geology Practice in Southern California, Association of Engineering Geologists, Special Publication No. 4, 1992. Late in the afternoon of March 24, 1985, methane gas that had been accumulating ignited in an auxiliary room of the Ross ...
  • Environmental hazards of urban oilfield operations
    Environmental hazards of urban oilfield operations Endres et al by Bernard Endres, George V. Chilingarian, and T.F. Yen, in Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 6 (1991) 95-106 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam One of the gravest dangers posed by urban oil-well drilling and production is the potential for explosive methane gas to migrate to the surface from several ...
  • Effective Hydraulic Fracturing Of The Lower Amaranth Formation In Southern Manitoba
    Effective Hydraulic Fracturing Of The Lower Amaranth Formation In Southern Manitoba by Kooyman, RW, MB Muir, RP Marcinew, K Bennaceur in Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology Vol 28, No. 5, Sept-Oct 1989. Paper No 89-05-05. Following the unsuccessful stimulation of several wells in the South Pierson field where hydraulic fractures propagated into the underlying water zone, a comprehensive re-evaluation ...
  • EPA Report to Congress: Management of Wastes from the Exploration, Development, and Production of Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Geothermal Energy
    EPA Report to Congress: Management of Wastes from the Exploration, Development, and Production of Crude Oil, Natural Gas, and Geothermal Energy Volume 1 of 3 Oil and Gas, EPA/530-SW-88-003, December 1987. EPA report documenting groundwater and water well contamination from hydraulic fracturing.
  • 1985 Blast Shatters Store; 23 Hurt, LA Times
    1985 Blast Shatters Store; 23 Hurt by George Ramos and Steve Harvey, March 25, 1985, Los Angeles Times Explosion May Be Tied to Abandoned Oil Field
  • Gas Explosion Shatters Fairfax Store; 23 Hurt
    Gas Explosion Shatters Fairfax Store; 23 Hurt by George Ramos and Steve Harvey, March 25, 1985, Los Angeles Times At least 23 people were injured and two others were reported missing Sunday when a mysterious gas explosion shattered walls and windows of a discount clothing store in the Fairfax District. Fires begun by the explosion continued to burn–and ...
  • Ground Rupture in the Baldwin Hills
    Ground Rupture in the Baldwin Hills, Injection of fluids into the ground for oil recovery and waste disposal triggers surface faulting by Douglas H. Hamilton and Richard L. Meehan, April 23, 1971, Science Vol 172, No 3981 Consequences of the disaster were minimal compared with what would have occurred had no warning been provided, but they included ...