More movement inside a large Fracking / Drilling / Injection operation — again, in Arkansas. This time, a 3.1M earthquake at Clinton, AR.
VERY close to the area that EXPLODED exactly one month ago — on March 4, 2013…
2013 April 03 11:16:04 UTC
- This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
|Depth||0.3 km (~0.2 mile) (poorly constrained)|
Here is the information on the Exploded Arkansas fracking gas compressor station from March 4, 2013:
Clinton Arkansas gas flow now shut off from nearby FRACKING wells — due to last nights Arkansas gas explosion in the fracking fields..
CLINTON, Ark. (AP) – A fire that followed a blast at a natural gas compression station in Van Buren County led to several dozen homes being evacuated for a time. No one was hurt.
A statement from BHP Billiton Petroleum says the fire started at about 1:30 p.m. Monday and was out by 2:15 p.m.
The gas company was able to remotely shut down the compressor and the flow of gas from nearby wells in Clinton.
The gas which exploded.. came from the wells nearby just as I said last night on my facebook:
It is confirmed to be a gas explosion.. the gas of course comes from the frack wells , as of today they have now shut off the frack wells in Clinton.
This Arkansas fracking situation is just like Utah 2 months ago – Just like California 1 month ago – both which had large explosions and subsequently the entire collection fields were shut down.
Turns out.. BHP.. the owner of the compressor stations / fracking wells .. they were the ones who were fracking away back in 2011 .. and caused several large earthquakes .
The GOVERNOR of Arkansas suspended all fracking operations within a 1,000 square mile area as a result of BHP’s causing earthquakes in the region .. (largest was a 5.0M causing damage to houses and roads)
As if radioactive wastewater, exploding wells and flammable tap water weren’t bad enough, fracking has now been tied to another environmental threat – earthquakes, thousands of them. Geologists have tied fracking wastewater disposal wells in central Arkansas to an outbreak of more than 1,200 so-called “minor earthquakes” (an oxymoron if ever there was one). At least one startled resident is suing the responsible gas companies for the significant damage one of those earthquakes caused to his home.
The good news is common sense has prevailed in Arkansas. According to the Democrat-Gazette, the state’s Oil and Gas Commission has voted to ban fracking wastewater disposal wells within a 1,150-square-mile area north of Conway in the Fayetteville Shale region. According to the Arkansas Geological Survey (AGS), the fracking operations were taking place on top of an active fault line.
More on BHP here:
Compressor station information here (general info):
More MSM reports on the recent explosion in Shirley , AR
CLINTON, AR – A natural gas explosion in Van Buren County prompted the evacuation of 25 homes Monday afternoon.
That’s according to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM).
Dispatch for the Clinton Police Department says the blast and fire that followed happened at a BHP Billiton facility near Clinton in the Burnt Ridge neighborhood.
No injuries were reported and the fire has since been put out.
ADEM says about 35 to 40 people have been affected by the evacuations.
Residents in Van Buren County were evacuated Monday afternoon as a result of a nearby gas explosion.
Tommy Jackson with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management said the explosion occurred at 2217 Oakland Road in Shirley, Ark., when an unknown amount of natural gas erupted a BHP compressor station.
Jackson said 25 homes and 35 to 40 people were evacuated in the area.
No injuries or waterway problems have been reported, and the evacuees have since been allowed to return home, Jackson said.
Read Tuesday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more details.