Category Archives: oil boom

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Even an Oil-Well …

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… can look pretty in the glow of an early evening. I took these pictures of the oil-well across the highway from our place late this afternoon: Liquid gold pumped up by golden pumps. But it can look quite different, … Continue reading

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News from across the Highway

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Recently, pumps – so-calls pump-jacks aka “nodding donkeys” – have been installed on those two oil wells just across the highway from our place: Well, actually these pumpjacks are just being set up and have not yet been connected to … Continue reading

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Victoria Advocate | Karnes rides cycle of boom, bust (Video)

Victoria Advocate | Karnes rides cycle of boom, bust (Video). The article from which the following excerpt was taken appeared yesterday in our regional paper, The Victoria Advocate, as the seventh instalment in a series about the oil-boom we’re at … Continue reading

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Oversized Bunsen Burner

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This is what it looked like across the highway after fracking was done: After fracking was done and over with, it looked like this for a while across the highway from our property. I don’t really know what they were … Continue reading

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Fracking and Air Pollution

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That’s what it looks like when the diesel engines are at full power to provide energy for the fracking – not too nice a view: And this here doesn’t look any better: Related articles Report: Fracking Could Cause a New … Continue reading

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Further Preparations …

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… for fracking are in full swing. What exactly will be done with this tower/rig I don’t know as the actual drilling of the well is over. Judging from later observations, I can only speculare: they might be flushing the … Continue reading

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For a Few Days …

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… there was no activity on that drilling-pad across the highway, but now work is being resumed again: the preparations for fracking those two wells are in progress. First, after all the previous mobile homes had been moved, new ones … Continue reading

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Drilling Done

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Last Thursday the second of the two wells across the highway from our property was done drilling and all tghe machinery was being removed. All of that drilling went really fast, to my mind, considering that it was two wells … Continue reading

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The Well across the Highway …

… is not quite as loud as we had originally been afraid of, but, when the wind is from the southwest, we sometimes get quite a whiff of the exhaust fumes of the diesel engines there – mostly in light … Continue reading

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Preparations for Drilling – Part 2

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After the preparations of the drilling-pad had been finished before Christmas, work on the rig started in earnest on Tuesday this week. It began by the watchman moving in with his RV: These guys are – like so many other … Continue reading