Long Favors Moratorium on Rush to Gas Leases

The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY – The Newspaper for the Heartland of New York – More than 1,500 sign gas leases

Afton attorney Mary Jo Long disagreed, saying that she has found cases where counties have imposed moratoria.

Long, a former Green Party candidate for state attorney general and a current member of the Afton Town Board, said she will attend Wednesday’s county board meeting to ask representatives to impose a moratorium on drilling.

“Municipalities have to be able to protect themselves, and a moratorium is a way to help do that,’’ she said.

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  1. Natural Gas Drilling

    The following is a description of different ways to use
    an epoxy/polymer solution invention to coat the pipes
    of wells used in drilling for “what ever” including gas.
    Somewhere in the copy there is a description of fracturing
    of this epoxy solvent coating that expands to double it’s size as it fractures?
    I think this may coincide with the secret formula for fracturing the wells.
    I may be wrong?

    Remember to check out the invention link an read the whole
    thing yourself. The following is what I think explains the
    chemicals that made the nurse so sick.


    The one that seems to fit the average drilling for gas is the following:

    Squeeze Treatment. The treatment fluid (the invention listed on the above link)
    is injected down a cased wellbore
    penetrating a subterranean formation and is forced into the formation
    against formation pressure with high-pressure pumps. The composition can
    be injected within a gelled or dispersed polymer matrix based, for
    example, on polyacrylamides, biopolysaccarides, or cellulose ethers. After
    the pressure is released, the treating agent is slowly produced back with
    the recovered fluids, resulting in the application of a protective film on
    the plastic and plastic composite surfaces contacted by the treating agent
    as it flows to the surface. This method is particularly suitable in
    high-pressure gas or oil wells.
    The following seem to be ways of thinning the coating invention above:
    Alcohols suitable for use in the invention include any alkanols containing
    at least one –OH functional group. These include alcohols containing 1 to
    about 15 carbon atoms such as methanol, ethanol, 1-propanol, 2-propanol,
    butanols, pentanols, hexanols, heptanols, octanols, 1-pentadecanol, and
    mixtures of these. The most suitable alcohols include alcohols selected
    from the group consisting of methanol, ethanol, 1-propanol, 2-propanol,
    n-butanol, n-pentanol, n-hexanol, n-heptanol and combinations of any two
    or more thereof. Polyols containing 1 to 5 carbon atoms such as ethylene
    glycol, 1,3-propanediol, 2,3-butanediol, glycerol and pentaerythritol can
    also be used. Presently, methanol is preferred, particularly in a
    treatment composition containing xylene as the aromatic hydrocarbon
    diluent, Epon 828 as the epoxy resin, and Duomeen T as the polyamine,
    because Duomeen T is soluble in methanol at room temperature and because
    of the effectiveness of the resulting treatment process.

    A hydrocarbon diluent is used for the invention composition. Examples of
    hydrocarbon diluents suitable for use in the treating agents include the
    isomeric xylenes, toluene, benzene, naphtha, cyclohexylbenzene, fuel oil,
    diesel oil, heavy aromatic oils, Stoddart solvent, crude oil, and
    condensate from gas wells. Presently, xylene is the preferred hydrocarbon
    diluent because it is an effective solvent for the other preferred
    components and because of the corrosion-inhibiting effectiveness of the
    resulting composition.

    The higher-boiling aromatic hydrocarbons are particularly useful as
    diluents when operating in deeper wells with higher downhole temperatures
    and in high-temperature gas and oil wells generally. With regard to
    process operation, temperature and pressure are not key parameters and
    operation at temperatures of 300° F. and higher and/or pressures of
    6000 psia and higher is possible.

    In some treatment methods in closed systems, it is advantageous to employ a
    carrier liquid or drive fluid to force a slug of the corrosion-inhibiting
    composition into the well vessel or pipe being treated. Any of the
    hydrocarbons listed above as suitable diluents may be used. For practical
    and economic reasons, diesel oil, sea water or condensate from the well
    being treated are preferred carrier fluids.

    Various alcohol-aromatic hydrocarbon azeotropes can be used in the
    invention compositions to supply at least partially the diluent and the
    alcohol components. Representative azeotropes include the following, with
    the weight percent of each component in parenthesis: methanol (39)/benzene
    (61); ethanol (32)/benzene (68); 2-propanol (33)/benzene (67); 1-propanol
    (17)/benzene (83); isobutyl alcohol (9)/benzene (91); 1-butanol
    (68)/p-xylene (32); 2-pentanol (28)/toluene (72) and hexanol (13)/p-xylene
    (87). It is also contemplated that impure alcohol streams such as mixed
    butanols resulting from Oxo technology using propylene feedstock can be
    used in the treating compositions.

  2. A moratorium on new permits to drill is needed… until we know the state is ready to protect our interests.

    For instance there are technologies available that would cut down on the destruction of roads, and pollution of air and danger of run off toxins…
    But will they use them unless they have to????

    Check out some on site water cleaning Technology in this short demo of the possible filtering onsite of frac water.


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