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blue neen

(12,289 posts)
Mon Mar 19, 2012, 10:35 AM Mar 2012

Fresh Water Pipes for Fracking Laid Through 3 Townships! (Check Picture)

What WILL they think of next?:

"Range Resources has laid a temporary pipeline through three townships to pump in water needed for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to complete five wells in Frazer."

"The 8-inch, high-density polyethylene pipeline begins at a water storage site in Harmar, runs a short distance along Log Cabin Road to Little Deer Creek Road in Indiana Township, then up a private drive through a Duquesne Light waste area to the well pad in Frazer."

"The pipeline should be gone by early April, said Range Resources spokesman Matt Pitzarella."

"Range is using the pipes instead of trucking the water to the well site. However, trucks will still haul water to the "tank farm" in Harmar, about a mile from the well pad in Frazer."

"The pipelines are cheaper than the trucks," he said."

"The pipe will carry fresh water to the well pad for the fracking process, Pitzarella said, in which the water is pumped underground to create cracks in the shale to release natural gas. No water from the well site will be pumped back through the pipe, according to Pitzarella."

"Range Resources began constructing the pipeline about two weeks ago and has secured all the rights of way needed, Pitzarella said. About two dozen homeowners agreed to allow use of their property, he said."

"Compensation for property owners are individually negotiated, Pitzarella said."

"Lillian Hepler, who lives at 23 Little Deer Creek Road, said she didn't want Range using her property. She was afraid they would need to dig up her yard."

"I just don't want that," she said. "We had sewers put in here a couple years ago, and we had a big mess. Plus, I really just don't trust these people."

"Hepler said Range offered her $2,000 for the temporary use of her property."

Read more: Fresh water for fracking flows to Frazer well sites - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/valleynewsdispatch/s_787235.html#ixzz1pZpwkHNw

blue neen

(12,289 posts)
1. Matt Pittzarella is the spokesperson who explained how drillers are using military psyops:
Mon Mar 19, 2012, 10:41 AM
Mar 2012

"We have several former psyops folks that work for us at Range because they're very comfortable in dealing with localized issues and local governments," Mr. Pitzarella said during the last half of a 23-minute presentation in a conference session. The session was titled "Designing a Media Relations Strategy to Overcome Concerns Surrounding Hydraulic Fracturing."

"Really all they do is spend most of their time helping folks develop local ordinances and things like that," he continued. "But very much having that understanding of psyops in the Army and the Middle East has applied very helpfully here for us in Pennsylvania."

"Matt Carmichael, manager of external affairs for Anadarko Petroleum, which has nearly 300,000 acres of Marcellus Shale gas holdings under lease in Central Pennsylvania, gave a speech urging industry media spokesmen to read a military counterinsurgency manual for tips in dealing with opponents to shale gas development."

"Download the U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Manual, because we are dealing with an insurgency," Mr. Carmichael said in a session titled "Understanding How Unconventional Oil & Gas Operators are Developing a Comprehensive Media Relations Strategy to Engage Stakeholders and Educate the Public."

"There's a lot of good lessons in there," he said, "and coming from a military background, I found the insight extremely remarkable."

Read more: http://old.post-gazette.com/pg/11317/1189273-503-0.stm#ixzz1pZsZTMmi



(47,675 posts)
2. I wonder just how much wheel weight it would take to crush those pipes. Hmmm.
Mon Mar 19, 2012, 10:48 AM
Mar 2012

Oh, not that I'm thinking of DOING anything, but say Mr. "Two Beers" in his "just heavy enough" truck happens to slip a wee bit over the yellow line. Just thinkin'.


Voice for Peace

(13,141 posts)
7. or someone might slip and fall with their chain saw
Mon Mar 19, 2012, 12:17 PM
Mar 2012

while standing near the pipe, I can only imagine such a random accident



(4,226 posts)
3. People are getting played every minute of every day
Mon Mar 19, 2012, 10:57 AM
Mar 2012

Fresh water shortage and it is being used for this purpose? Taking clean water and destroying our aquafiers. Their is no end unless people decide enough is enough.

PA Democrat

(13,225 posts)
6. That looks like a potential road safety hazard.
Mon Mar 19, 2012, 11:15 AM
Mar 2012

Those pipes on right on the edge of a narrow winding road. What happens if you come around the bend and someone is on your side of the road? You can't swerve onto the berm of the road without hitting their pipes.

blue neen

(12,289 posts)
9. Next up: Corbett will sign a law exempting drillers from any liability due to road hazards.
Mon Mar 19, 2012, 06:38 PM
Mar 2012

It wouldn't be so shocking, would it?

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