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California Gas Leak Now Being Called Worst Catastrophe Since BP Spill

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Since initially reporting on California's Alison Canyon gas leak, more details have emerged on the scale (and potential for no solution) of the problem as the infamous Erin Brockovich writes, "the enormity of the Aliso Canyon gas leak cannot be overstated. Gas is escaping through a ruptured pipe more than 8,000 feet underground, and it shows no signs of stopping," as according to the California Air Resources Board, methane - a greenhouse gas 72 times more impactful in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide - has been escaping from the Aliso Canyon site with force equivalent “to a volcanic eruption” for about two months now.

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-24/unstoppable-california-gas-leak-now-being-called-worst-catastrophe-bp-spill

 

First I've heard of this.

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Is the gas price going to change as a result of this even though methane is not what I put in my car?

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I wouldn't think so, there's a massive glut on the market.

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Can't they just find the hole and stuff Hillary Clinton down it?

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But what’s making this massive leak so difficult to stop pertains to the storage ‘container,’ itself. “We have the largest natural gas storage system in the world,” boasts Chris McGill, vice president of the American Gas Association. In the United States, old underground oil fields are often put to use as storage vessels for natural gas — because, hey, that geology worked just fine to hold oil for millions of years, so why not natural gas?

So, natural gas should be like, almost FREE. :dry:

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You should research the huge natural gas storage around st. Louis.  They keep it in natural underground caverns.  I can only imagine the boom and chaos that could create...

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18 minutes ago, Groove said:

Make sure not to light a match around that thing. 

FAA has redirected air traffic around it.

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15 minutes ago, YourMom2 said:

FAA has redirected air traffic around it.

Dang. My question is... Why are we just now hearing about this incident. It has potential to cause a huge explosion and kill or hurt a ton of people. 

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