History of early NW Louisiana reveals that natural gas was first discovered in in 1910 at the old "Shreveport Ice Plant" when a worker noticed that bubbles were coming from the company's shallow water well. He struck a match, and "sure enough, there it was"! Let's see now, that was about 98 years before fracing the Haynesville, wasn't it?
About 30 years ago in Bossier parish I personally turned on the kitchen faucet,filled a glass coke bottle and lit it with a match.Actually numerous times because it was so much fun to bet people the water would burn and then see the look received when it did.
Freddie, JF may have been motivated by one of the following:
1) JF wants us completely off fossil fuels and views natural gas as a threat.
2) Shale gas is a hot topic and JF saw the movie as an opportunity to make a fast buck.
3) The coal industry gave JF a stack of cash.
Interestingly I think this movie took very little money to actually make. Let's face it - most of the movie looks like a bad home video with JF just yammering away to the camera. Contrast that with the effort and quality of "Haynesville".
weak. see, i don't do well with ultimatums, especially not from little progressive trolls that claim to be independent thinkers. so you think perhaps that people won't agree with me that you act, at the very least, a little "special olympics" (to quote obama) due to your apparent lack of logic and reasoning skills? not to mention the fact that you persist in following me around, prodding me into flaming you, as evidenced by that thread you so kindly linked. good job.
As exciting as this is, we know that we have a responsibility to do this thing correctly. After all, we want the farm to remain a place where the family can gather for another 80 years and beyond. This site was born out of these desires. Before we started this site, googling "shale' brought up little information. Certainly nothing that was useful as we negotiated a lease. Read More