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Desc:The title pretty much says it all
Category:Accidents & Explosions, Stunts
Tags:fire, water, natural gas
Submitted:Daddy Warcrimes
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Comment count is 24
memedumpster - 2009-10-14
Thank god pharmaceuticals aren't explosive or my tap water would be classified as a WMD.
Big Beef Burritos Supreme - 2009-10-14
Free healthcare, yo.

memedumpster - 2009-10-15
My stars are your stars.

Valkor - 2009-10-14

A. If you drill a water well for your property in the middle of nowhere don't drill a water well into the local coal bed. When you produce the water methane will start coming out.

B. If you are a company drilling for CBM (coal bed methane) don't fuck up your cement job. That cement keeps everything nice and separated and a good one is kind of required by law. Retards from Colorado Springs are trying to make fraccing impossible because they are their particular brand of stupid interacts poorly with yours.

C. If you are petroglyph sell everything because it is becoming clear that the devil himself is trying to spite you. Or, better yet, listen to your consultants the first time and don't develop the project at all.

D. Always check for old abandoned wells before starting your projects. Some wells were drilled before modern Plug and Abandonment laws existed and those will be leaky bastards.
Valkor - 2009-10-14
Bah, ignore they "they are" in B.

socialist_hentai - 2009-10-14
this site has experts on everything. I love it! Five stars for you mister Valkor.

simon666 - 2009-10-15
How can I too be a geologist?

CaptainJesusHood - 2009-10-14
Looks fake. The guy looks very authentically grizzled, though.
Big Beef Burritos Supreme - 2009-10-14
This land is the land of ours, this river runs red over it
We are not your allies, we cannot defend
This is where they walked, this is where they swam
Take a picture here, take a souvenir
Cuyahoga, gone
Cuyahoga, gone

Harold Manchester - 2009-10-15
authentically grizzled is my new favorite combination of words

THA SUGAH RAIN - 2009-10-14
Free gas right from the faucet! Some people have all the luck.
Camonk - 2009-10-15
Bet he doesn't pay no taxes, either. Luckiest family in the world!

Time Travel Mishap - 2009-10-14
Everybody all ways goes on about how Mexican water makes you sick.

Riskbreaker - 2009-10-14
Flushing the toilet must be a real show.
fluffy - 2009-10-14
Probably fake, definitely awesome
Valkor - 2009-10-15
This is real. Methane, one way or another, gets into whatever underground water supply that people in the middle of nowhere rely on. In some cases it is the fault of a gas company, in some cases they drill their water well a coal seam, and in others it just a really unfortunate accident.

In the cases where the company is at fault or it is an accident they will probably get loads of money so I wouldn't cry for them. The methane doesn't poison their water and a simple separator on their water supply will kick out the gas.

In the cases of those who drilling a water well into a coal seam they will cry that they deserve money because big bad oil or whatever.

In any case this is an issue that is almost universally connected to Coal Bed Methane because the water produced as a by product of CBM production can be of secondary drinking quality. But it is impossible to produce that fluid without creating methane.

Drilling simply for methane in coal is relatively new. CBM wells have been drilled by coal mining companies to drain the coal of methane ahead of underground mining to reduce safety risks but they didn't do so to sell the methane afterwards. Coal mining companies are still allowed to simply vent the methane into the atmosphere instead of burning it. A program in the 80s by the federal government did help spur CBM plays (areas drilled for oil or gas) but the program was created before the full potential of CBM production was understood. Since oil companies didn't actually make much money in the late 80s they instead sold the tax credits for producing the CBM to other industries.

CaptainJesusHood - 2009-10-15
Props for the exhaustive knowledge, obviously this is a real problem that exists, but this video still smells like SPECIAL FX.

Valkor - 2009-10-15
I should note that I work for the energy industry and love it immensely. I do believe that this issue is over blown and that its conflation with other issues is a fear tactic by people with or without any technical understanding of what is occurring against people with no technical understanding. But it is not fake. These types of videos air on local television every couple of months. Nobody has been hurt as far as I am aware.

RockBolt - 2009-10-15
"Wow you know a lot but I still think I know better"

Stuff it captain, these exact special interest video pieces are on the local news all the time in colorado, its simply a matter of going into peoples houses and holding out a match

http://www.airandaqua.com/blogs/flammable-water-fires-up-color ado/

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2009/03/23/fire-wa ter-gets-literal-colorado-couples-tap-water-erupts-in-flames/

CaptainJesusHood - 2009-10-15
I'm not saying I "know better" than him about what is clearly his specific field of research. You don't need to post more links, everybody knows this shit really happens. All I was saying was that this particular video looked fake. I could be wrong, but I'm not arguing that the whole phenomenon is false. I apologize if I ruffled the beards of the almighty mining nerds on the one day their incredibly specific expertise was actually relavent.

pastorofmuppets - 2009-10-15
You make it sound like a bad thing that they would get money if it was the company's fault. Even if it's simple to filter it out, if I had to spend any amount of time sleeping in a fucking powder keg because somebody didn't know how to drill...I wouldn't want a filter, I'd want 51% of their stock.

abeli$con - 2009-10-15
i've seen worse when it comes to tap water
THA SUGAH RAIN - 2009-10-15
You are made of bullshit.A flaming 10 foot high pile of bullshit shooting spiked dildos out of it like firework rockets and AIDS just leaking out of fingernails.

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