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  1. over 10 years ago on Matt Wuerker

    Are all your replys this absurd? Of course I wouldn’t drink household cleaners, just as no one is drinking frac fluid. You will have to explain to me what “deep fracturing” is never heard of that. As far as fracking causing earthquakes, please are you serious? Do you know what an earthquake is?

  2. over 10 years ago on Matt Wuerker

    @Night-Gaunt49 Most all strata are not permeable (porous) most are in fact just the opposite, they form barriers stopping anything from migrating anywhere. That is why shale has to be fracked to produce. Pressure is only applied briefly to fracture the shale; at the same time frac fluids ,which are nothing more than sand with a liquid carrier and a binder, are injected into the formation the liquid solidifies and binds the sand to the formation. The cracks left make the formation permeable and allow gas to migrate to the wellbore. Frac fluids are no more toxic than common cleaners that are poured down household drains everyday. All this happens well below the water table. The unfrackedstrata above the fracked formation acts as a barrier to everything below it.

  3. over 10 years ago on Matt Wuerker

    I work on a gas rig in NE Texas. I’m a Mudlogger. I am the eyes and hands for the energy co. geologist. It’s my job to monitor the gas (methane) and keep track of the geological formations we are drilling through. We drill the Bossier and Haynesville shales. I don’t know the depth of the water table in the area we drill, but the shale formations we drill in are below 11,000’-12,000’. Also shale formations are not permeable; that’s why they have to be fraced to produce. I would hesitate to say that any thing is impossible, but I find it difficult to believe that frac fluids migrate to the water table in a shale formation.

  4. over 10 years ago on Joe Heller

    New here. What is an RWNJ?

  5. almost 11 years ago on Wizard of Id

    Just noticed the date. Nevermind

  6. almost 11 years ago on Wizard of Id

    I don’t get it. Can someone who does explain it.

  7. almost 13 years ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Sorry I had it backwards; Bob has 6 rings on his belly, Larry has 5.