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Response to Piedras (Reply #19)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 01:54 PM

20. I haven't been down Price Canyon in awhile. I have a doctor's appointment in SLO Monday.

I think I'll take a ride down Price Canyon to Pismo Beach then and have a look. There was an article in the SacBee that brought the fracking in the Santa Barbara channel to light. It seems to have been picked up by other sources including yours.

I did find this though about Price Canyon:

http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/Assets/PL/referrals/south+county/DRC2012-00101_PXP-MUP.pdf

Skip the application and go directly to the Project description pages. It doesn't indicate fracking but the proposed pipeline is only a few miles from my house.

Also, there is this from 2011:http://calcoastnews.com/2011/05/arroyo-grande-water-recycling-plant-under-construction/

The facility, in operation and using “a highly technical and sophisticated version of reverse osmosis technology,” is expected to produce 45,000 barrels per day of treated water that, according to Veolia Water, meets or exceeds state and federal permit requirements for cleanliness.

The completed plant, anticipated in 2013, will be used to process the water produced from increased oil extraction efforts and will allow PXP to boost daily production of marketable crude oil by thousands of barrels a day.

Over the last five years the field has produced on average about 1,300 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

“Anything that increases hydrocarbon production is helpful to the country, state and overall economy,” said Norm Witt, senior vice president of Cook Hill Properties which manages real estate assets for a number of PXP projects.

Advances in technology have enabled oil companies to produce large quantities of oil from some previously abandoned or under-performing oil fields.

In 2009, to improve oil extraction efforts at its San Luis Obispo County property, PXP spent $4 million on a capital improvement project that included drilling seven oil wells with depths averaging 1,700 feet. Because of the heaviness of the oil, the wells require continuous steam injection to operate.

When the oil is extracted from the ground, so is water which is then re-injected back into the earth. Once the water treatment facility is operational, it will allow PXP to skip the re-injection process and instead treat and discharge the water, speeding the oil recovery process.


Why do they need so much water if they aren't fracking or planning on it?

And more recently, there is this: http://www.newtimesslo.com/news/9497/double-the-drilling-proposed-in-price-canyon/

They say there is no hydraulic fracking proposed. I hope they are being truthful.

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