Tracking Fracture Mining Activity Near Caves (WV)

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Tracking Fracture Mining Activity Near Caves (WV)

Postby peter febb » Oct 8, 2010 12:57 pm

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West VA Fracture mines (red stars)
Green dots = caves
On USA map, the white patches are shale beds.
A database of violations is available for WV, but no locations are given.
If you know of a pending permit application and would like to check the proposed location for the nearest cave, feel free to PM me.

    Cave Distance Well Name Operator
    Abbs Valley Cave 5.3 miles 30359 Dominion Exploration + Production-- Inc
    Abbs Valley Cave 5.2 miles 30461 Dominion Exploration + Production-- Inc

    Big Cave Run 1.0 miles Eddy P-1 PetroEdge Energy
    Big Cave Run 1.0 miles Eddy P-1 PetroEdge Energy
    Big Cave Run 0.7 miles R. Eddy #P3 PetroEdge Energy
    Big Cave Run 0.8 miles Lemon #1 PetroEdge Energy
    Big Cave Run 0.7 miles Lemon #P2 PetroEdge Energy
    Big Cave Run 0.9 miles Lemon #3 PetroEdge Energy
    Big Cave Run 0.3 miles J. Lyons - 15 Virco Inc.
    Big Cave Run 0.5 miles Rollings #1 Jay-Bee Oil + Gas
    Big Cave Run 0.5 miles W 1596 Trans-Capital Investment
    Big Cave Run 0.4 miles W1608 Trans-Capital Investment
    Big Cave Run 0.8 miles W1609 Trans-Capital Investment

    Cornwell Cave 5.1 miles Coal+Coke 484 Eastern American Energy Corp
    Cornwell Cave 1.4 miles 625619 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Cornwell Cave 1.6 miles 626308 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Cornwell Cave 3.2 miles 626309 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Cornwell Cave 2.0 miles 626185 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Cornwell Cave 4.1 miles 626184 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Cornwell Cave 4.2 miles 626184 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Cornwell Cave 3.1 miles 626310 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Cornwell Cave 3.3 miles 626667 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Cornwell Cave 4.7 miles 626535 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Cornwell Cave 4.1 miles 626587 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Cornwell Cave 2.0 miles 626668 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Cornwell Cave 4.8 miles Fightin Farmer #1H Novus Operating LLC
    Cornwell Cave 4.8 miles Fightin Farmer #2H Novus Operating LLC
    Cornwell Cave 4.8 miles Fightin Farmer #2H Novus Operating LLC
    Cornwell Cave 4.3 miles Wildcat #1H Novus Operating LLC
    Cornwell Cave 4.3 miles Wildcat #1H Novus Operating LLC
    Cornwell Cave 4.6 miles BEVO #1H Novus Operating LLC
    Cornwell Cave 4.6 miles BEVO #2H Novus Operating LLC
    Cornwell Cave 2.9 miles Titchenell #8013 Marathon Oil Company
    Cornwell Cave 5.1 miles Jayhawk #1H Novus Operating LLC
    Cornwell Cave 5.1 miles Jayhawk #2H Novus Operating LLC
    Cornwell Cave 5.1 miles Jayhawk#3H Novus Operating LLC

    Horse Cave Run 0.7 miles MGS Stover #1 Eastern American Energy Corp
    Horse Cave Run 0.9 miles MGS Stover 1 Eastern American Energy Corp

    Lawrence Cave 2.5 miles Williams P. 1 PetroEdge Energy
    Lawrence Cave 3.0 miles P-1A PetroEdge Energy
    Lawrence Cave 3.4 miles Vinson P-1 PetroEdge Energy
    Lawrence Cave 3.4 miles Vinson P-1 PetroEdge Energy
    Lawrence Cave 3.3 miles Sheets P-1 PetroEdge Energy
    Lawrence Cave 3.3 miles Sheets P-1 PetroEdge Energy
    Lawrence Cave 5.2 miles Troy Smith #4A Jay-Bee Oil + Gas
    Lawrence Cave 3.0 miles W1577 Trans-Capital Investment
    Lawrence Cave 2.8 miles W-1508 Trans-Capital Investment
    Lawrence Cave 5.1 miles Troy Smith #2 Jay-Bee Oil + Gas
    Lawrence Cave 5.2 miles Fout #2 Jay-Bee Oil + Gas
    Lawrence Cave 4.2 miles WV511011 Equitable Production Co
    Lawrence Cave 4.4 miles WV511012 Equitable Production Co
    Lawrence Cave 3.6 miles Mary Shanley No. 6A Jay-Bee Oil + Gas
    Lawrence Cave 1.3 miles W-1586 Trans-Capital Investment
    Lawrence Cave 1.7 miles W 1589 Trans-Capital Investment
    Lawrence Cave 3.4 miles W-1588 Trans-Capital Investment
    Lawrence Cave 1.1 miles Strickler Drey 2 Virco Inc.
    Lawrence Cave 0.9 miles Leonard Virco Inc.
    Lawrence Cave 3.4 miles W-1590 Trans-Capital Investment
    Lawrence Cave 4.6 miles Newbrough 1 Jay-Bee Oil + Gas
    Lawrence Cave 4.5 miles Newbrough 3 Jay-Bee Oil + Gas
    Lawrence Cave 2.6 miles W-1597 Trans-Capital Investment
    Lawrence Cave 3.2 miles W-1598 Trans-Capital Investment
    Lawrence Cave 3.5 miles W1602 Trans-Capital Investment
    Lawrence Cave 3.1 miles W 1603 Trans-Capital Investment
    Lawrence Cave 3.1 miles R+S Layfield 1 Virco Inc.
    Lawrence Cave 2.9 miles W-1610 Trans-Capital Investment

    Little Horse Cave Run 0.9 miles MGS Stover #1 Eastern American Energy Corp
    Little Horse Cave Run 1.0 miles MGS Stover 1 Eastern American Energy Corp

    McKinney Cave 1.9 miles Cascade 474 Eastern American Energy Corp
    McKinney Cave 3.3 miles Coal+Coke 484 Eastern American Energy Corp
    McKinney Cave 2.1 miles CNGP 7156 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    McKinney Cave 4.5 miles 626667 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC

    Nemours Cave 4.9 miles 30458 Dominion Exploration + Production-- Inc
    Nemours Cave 4.8 miles 30459 Dominion Exploration + Production-- Inc
    Nemours Cave 4.6 miles 31648 Dominion Exploration + Production-- Inc
    Nemours Cave 5.1 miles DOM 30451 Dominion Exploration + Production-- Inc
    Nemours Cave 5.2 miles 31640 Dominion Exploration + Production-- Inc
    Nemours Cave 5.3 miles 31647 Dominion Exploration + Production-- Inc
    Nemours Cave 4.4 miles 32056 Dominion Exploration + Production-- Inc
    Nemours Cave 4.3 miles 30359 Dominion Exploration + Production-- Inc
    Nemours Cave 4.4 miles 30460 Dominion Exploration + Production-- Inc
    Nemours Cave 4.1 miles 30461 Dominion Exploration + Production-- Inc

    Peter Cave Fork 1.0 miles 673 Revised Prime Operating
    Peters Cave Fork 1.0 miles 825848 Columbia Natural Resources
    Peters Cave Fork 0.8 miles 825849 Columbia Natural Resources
    Peters Cave Fork 1.0 miles 825901 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Peters Cave Fork 0.7 miles 826268 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Peters Cave Fork 0.2 miles 826272 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Peters Cave Fork 0.2 miles 826267 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Peters Cave Fork 0.7 miles 826431 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Peters Cave Fork 0.5 miles 826522 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC

    Rock Cave 0.5 miles 624324 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Rock Cave 0.8 miles 624325 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Rock Cave 1.0 miles 626586 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Rock Cave 0.8 miles 626618 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Rock Cave 0.9 miles 626778 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Rock Cave 1.0 miles 626743 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Rock Cave 1.0 miles 626742 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Rock Cave 1.1 miles 626750 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Rock Cave 0.2 miles 626806 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Rock Cave 0.2 miles Well1 WV0305 Mountain V Oil + Gas Inc
    Rock Cave 0.9 miles 626993 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Rock Cave 0.9 miles 626779 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Rock Cave 0.9 miles 627005 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC


    Seneca Caverns 2.7 miles Mallow 1 Megaenergy Operating Inc
    Seneca Caverns 3.4 miles Sites 1 Megaenergy Operating Inc

    Upper Beaverhole 3.1 miles Cascade 474 Eastern American Energy Corp
    Upper Beaverhole 1.6 miles Coal+Coke 484 Eastern American Energy Corp
    Upper Beaverhole 5.1 miles CNGP 7156 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Upper Beaverhole 5.1 miles 625619 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Upper Beaverhole 4.5 miles 626308 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Upper Beaverhole 2.6 miles 626667 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
    Upper Beaverhole 3.9 miles 626668 Chesapeake Appalachia-- LLC
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Re: Tracking Fracture Mining Activity Near Caves (WV)

Postby peter febb » Dec 13, 2010 9:46 am

Please we need your help, our county, Monroe,WV is under seige, they want to drill for gas here and we live in a "Karst" area, caves everywhere under us. We have had to fight the power line, school consolidation,making our route into 4 lanes from Canada to the south, and now we have to fight to keep our rural agriculture and peaceful county from being raped by gas men. We need a moretoreum on drilling in "Karst areas" Please send you environmentalist reporters to give the real story as to what will happen to this historically rich, land.
Posted 8/24/2010 8:23:11pm
by Oldweavers





Link with video:
http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2010/06/fracking-video-201006

response added:
Dear Oldweavers, Unfortunately, the outlook for a moratorium is bleak. BUT I do have a friend working on a petition in her county (Pocahontas) for a moratorium on drilling because of the extensive karst there. Contact me and I can put you in touch with her-- maybe you can get the same thing going for Monroe. Here's tidbit that put my mind slightly at ease... slightly. Last week I had a long conversation with a soon-to-graduate drilling engineering student. Companies avoid drilling through karst to the best of their abilities: It's more complicated, costs more money, causes problems, and obviously isn't a good practice. He's still in school, so that's strictly from an engineer's standpoint-- not company PR jargon. He also brought up that WV currently has no regulations on the disposal of drilling waste water. Actually, WV currently has no regulations at all on gas wells that use hydraulic fracturing, and that's terrible for everyone. A very important thing for you to do right now is voice your concerns to your community and your government officials. I've attached some links to get you started. *This link will help you write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper about drilling https://secure2.convio.net/sierra/site/ ... e_id=82001 *Here is the contact information for your Monroe County State Senators http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Senate1/Me ... ?input2=10 *Here is the contact information for your Monroe County Delegates http://www.legis.state.wv.us/House/Memb ... ?input2=26
Posted 12/16/2010 1:27:04pm
by nnncole


Added Sept 20, 2012
Judging by projections of the area in which the Marcellus Shale is 25-50 feet thick, most of the area of interest for Marcellus shale drilling in Monroe County is karst formation, or on the Knobs which drains into karst formation. Even if we assume there are no side effects from hydraulic fracing, wells created for Marcellus Gas drilling and the associated activities of frac water storage and transport have the potential of seriously impacting our drinking water, as well as water quality in the Greenbrier and New Rivers that our water flows into unfiltered by soil. Research in surrounding cave systems like Scott Hollow Cave may also be impacted.

http://www.dep.wv.gov/oil-and-gas/GI/Documents/OOG%20Program%20Review/MonroeCountyKarst.pdf
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