Tag: flaring

Major Flaring at Shell Cracker Plant Christmas Eve

While you were preparing cookies and milk for Santa’s visit, Shell’s Pennsylvania Petrochemical Complex lit-up like a forest fire! Downwind locations directly affected according to that windrose study: Video of major Christmas Eve flaring by Shell cracker plant: More: Marcellus Shale Gas Industry Ruins… Continue Reading “Major Flaring at Shell Cracker Plant Christmas Eve”

Shell Cracker Plant: ‘Grinch’ Nets PA DEP Air Pollution Violation

Additional flaring during the startup of the Shell Petrochemicals Complex on Nov. 15th, caused the huge cracker plant to exceed annual air pollution limits. This wasn’t their first violation! Bob’s Blog December 1, 2022: ‘Orange Sky at Night, Frackers Delight’ Chrissy Suttles reported in… Continue Reading “Shell Cracker Plant: ‘Grinch’ Nets PA DEP Air Pollution Violation”

MARCELLUS SHALE HISTORY: Fracking & Flaring BLOOPERS 2009

From a fish kill in our public park, to a torched impoundment liner on Labor Day, to repeated spills into a small creek, air pollution violations and more spills, 2009 had more than its share of Marcellus Shale bloopers! CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK: NOx… Continue Reading “MARCELLUS SHALE HISTORY: Fracking & Flaring BLOOPERS 2009”

‘Orange Sky at Night, Frackers Delight’

Massive flare-offs at Shell’s newly operational PENNSYLVANIA PETROCHEMICALS COMPLEX is a sure sign that things are well underway, converting shale gas ethane into little plastic nurdles. What the company calls “full production” won’t occur until some point next year, all while their air permit… Continue Reading “‘Orange Sky at Night, Frackers Delight’”

LANDMARK LAWSUIT: Latkanich v Chevron, EQT, PFAS Defendants

Lawsuit filed October 28, 2022 in Washington County, Pennsylvania Washington County Courthouse Latkanich v. Chevron et al PFAS: The latest toxic concern for those near fracking By Kristina Marusic | Environmental Health News | August 4, 2022 For more than a decade, Bryan Latkanich… Continue Reading “LANDMARK LAWSUIT: Latkanich v Chevron, EQT, PFAS Defendants”

FLARING: Where ‘Cancer is Rife’

Definition of ‘Rife’ – In widespread existence, practice, or use; increasingly prevalent. An October 1, 2022 BBC story by Jess Kelly, Owen Pinnell & Esme Stallard paints the dark reality facing children and their parents around the oilfields in Iraq. That reality is more poignantly displayed in a video that shows… Continue Reading “FLARING: Where ‘Cancer is Rife’”

RESEARCHERS: Flaring Doesn’t Always Work as Intended

Methane Might Be a Bigger Climate Problem Than Thought, Study Finds September 29, 2022 story in The New York Times by Henry Fountain: The oil industry practice of burning unwanted methane is less effective than previously assumed, scientists said Thursday, resulting in new estimates… Continue Reading “RESEARCHERS: Flaring Doesn’t Always Work as Intended”

ZOOM Tonight: ‘Eyes on Shell’ Cracker Plant Meeting

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2022 at 7:30pm – Watchdog Updates – What is Shell up to? >>REGISTER HERE<< Orange skies – Smoky flaring – River foam – Nurdles DISCUSSION TOPICS: Did you miss our last meeting? Visit BCMAC’s Eyes on Shell information page to learn more about… Continue Reading “ZOOM Tonight: ‘Eyes on Shell’ Cracker Plant Meeting”

Black Smoke Erupts from Shell Cracker Plant

Just after high noon on Sunday, right before the Steelers home opener kickoff, local residents saw black smoke belching from the elevated “candlestick” flare at the new Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex near Monaca, PA. Residents of Washington County, PA are no strangers to similar sorts… Continue Reading “Black Smoke Erupts from Shell Cracker Plant”

Childhood Cancer Study near Fracking in S.W. Pennsylvania

On Wednesday October 5, 2022 community members and reporters are invited to hear about the progress that has been made and ask questions about the Childhood Cancer Study being conducted by researchers at PITT. Center for Coalfield Justice (CCJ) hosts meeting CCJ will host a panel discussion with… Continue Reading “Childhood Cancer Study near Fracking in S.W. Pennsylvania”