"I applaud your ancestors and their resolve. Like you, my ancestors have been here for generations. Our ranch has been in continuous operation in Harrison county since 1846. Those early pioneers were indeed resilient. However,…"
"My 200 mile reference was too how far I have to tow a loaded truck and trailer. There are plenty of areas south of Carthage that are more than 20 miles from a gas station. In West Texas, there are areas that are over 50 miles ,or more,…"
"My GMC 3500 Duramax is considered "light duty" in this context and would be banned. I have no problems with the markets dictating what evolves. Get the politics out of the way and let the best and most appropriate designs…"
"Imagine this scenario. You’re in 2040 California. You barely reach home on the charge and plug your EV in. Unfortunately, the commercial power is off. No worries, You’ll just wait it out. Later that night,…"
"The science is not settled. That’s the crux. At most we have 200 years of empirical temperature data. And that is on a limited scale geographically. That is a snapshot in terms of climate. There is no way we can…"
"Climate change is not an existential threat to humankind. We live in an ever changing environment that we have been adapting to since the beginning. The beauty of humankind is that we can, and have adapted to the environment. The fallacy…"
"I’m a rancher and contractor in Texas. I use a 1 ton duality to haul equipment and cattle on a daily basis. It is not uncommon for me to haul over 200 miles a day in very remote, rural areas. I have extra fuel tanks just to…"
"To amend a unit, the operator will have to file a new unit designation with the RRC and the county(s). The new unit must comply with any applicable field and spacing rules for any existing wells, as well as any proposed wells within the strata…"
"Attached is a snap shot of the field rules. Basically, the are no restrictions on wellbore spacing within unit. However, operators have there own spacing based on the geology of the area and their stimulation procedures. As far as…"
"No problem. I understand completely. We use solar with battery back up on most all well sites to power measurement, safety and communications. I know the costs and limitations on this micro scale. I am curious how this…"
"I have a couple of questions. Does the cost estimates for solar also include the battery costs? In order to compare it to natural gas as a baseline source, it has to be able to supply power around the clock. Second, why are the PV…"
"I am interested in where you are getting your numbers? I know of no metric that would consider an additional 121 billion per year, every year as “chump change”. And where do you get the 1.8 % GDP costs for climate change?…"
"As Skip mentioned, location is key. As reverence, The going rate in Harrison county for bulk supply is $0.20 to $0.25 per bbl. The key to good price is how much water you have and how close to the well you are. You also have to…"
"The problem was that the wind went away during the storm. If you look at the Sweetwater, Tx airport wind speed data from NOAA you will see that the winds went calm at 10:35 on the 9th and did not blow again until 10:55 on the 19th. 10…"
"The problem is, we don’t have reliable climate projections. So far, the climate models have been far from accurate. A lot of the problem is that we don’t have much historical data. We only have at best, 300 years of…"
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