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Dakota man discovers his tap water is flammable

flammable tap water

By Tom Gardner 30 December 2013 A stunned homeowner has filmed himself setting fire to highly flammable water gushing from his bathroom tap. In the clip uploaded to Youtube, Jacob Haughney produces a intensely bright yellow fireball to erupt from a flowing tap by putting a lighter flame to the liquid. Mr Haughney, who works on oil fields near his ...

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Letter: Oil industry meets challenge


The oil industry seems to have a new fire lit in its efforts to reduce flaring. Everyone from the governor to the top producers have made it a top priority. This is a good thing. It means more investment in North Dakota, growing royalty payments and increased tax revenues from oil and gas. Quick research shows how much the industry ...

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U.S. lawmakers want hearing on natural gas methane emissions


WASHINGTON Dec 17 (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers concerned about the growing U.S. reliance on natural gas for electricity on Tuesday called for a congressional hearing on emissions of methane – a potent greenhouse gas – from oil and gas production. Henry Waxman, the top Democrat on the House of Representatives’ energy and commerce panel, and Bobby Rush, chairman of the ...

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A new solution to oil companies wastewater woes.

John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media Will fracking go waterless? Fracking currently uses an extreme amount of water (6 million gallons per well), and creates quite a bit of waste from its brine (the water that is used for fracking). The runoff from the brine leaking into drinking water is one of the most prominent and common concerns among fracking ...

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