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Gas well noise irks residents

Commissioners call for monitoring of air quality

June 27, 2013

WARREN — Residents of Westwood Lake mobile home park on Wednesday took their displeasure and frustration over a new Utica Shale horizontal gas well near their homes to Trumbull County commissioners,......

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Daniel

Jul-10-13 11:17 AM

I bet if they had cut these folks a royalty check we would have heard nothing about this.

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pahootaman

Jul-08-13 1:28 PM

Meh, let the free market work out the noise. Regulations of any kind will kill jerbs.

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CCaddy

Jul-06-13 10:02 PM

yet another reason to not live in a mobile home park.

The wells they're making now are horizontal fracking wells. Each site actually has like 8 or so wells that they drill. The idea is to make larger, though fewer well sites so everyone doesnt have one in their back yard. The horizontal drilling as able to reach out pretty far from the drilling site, reach a lot of properties with just one well site.

Fracking wells have been around forever. There's several fracking wells around mosquito lake (most of the city's water supply) that have been active for decades. Horizontal fracking is a fairly new technology, and there's only a few active hf wells in ohio at the moment.

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CommonSense

Jul-04-13 9:10 PM

Isn't this where WP lives, in Myrtle Manor?

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ohcwby

Jun-29-13 9:50 PM

Yeah the $$$ is nice was better when the well was new years ago. Our well wasn't as noisy as that well that well is huge. People don't seem to realize that the machinery is much larger than it was 30 yrs ago or even 10-15 yrs ago and they are going much deeper than they could 10 years ago so they are buying up old wells like ours and swabbing (cleaning) them or re-drilling them much deeper. So much bigger = much louder. But I'd put up with it if I was getting paid but these people are NOT getting paid. LOL

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Justme72

Jun-28-13 3:09 AM

Was all fine and dandy when you all were getting that big fat in paycheck for leasing your land. Bet you didn't think about noise when you were signing that lease did you. I realize not all signed or have control over this, they have a legitimate complaint. They rest deal with it!!

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ohcwby

Jun-28-13 12:56 AM

We have a gas and a oil well on our property, but I wouldn't put that on our property as long as we are drinking the water from the well. Not with 6000 new wells in Pa and 1000 complaints of gas in peoples water wells methane.

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ohcwby

Jun-28-13 12:46 AM

HAHAHAHA

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FamilyGuy

Jun-28-13 12:24 AM

You are right.

Suit up your son (or daughter) and send them off to the Middle East to keep the towel heads rich and we will shut down all our domestic exploration.

We don't need no stinkin' domestic production.

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ohcwby

Jun-28-13 12:16 AM

I figured out the noise. It's just like the sound of a air hose when it has the nozzle wide open but ten X louder.

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ohcwby

Jun-27-13 11:31 PM

It is very very loud. Kinda like a jet engine but a loud hissing. I'd bet the noise level on one of them meters would show high reading.

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thebear402

Jun-27-13 6:27 PM

Not sure why this is news. Does the Trib run a story stating that nearby residents are irked at the noises associated with the construction of any new business, whether it is trucks driving up and down the road, heavy equipment, sawing and hammering lumber, etc?

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CitizenZero

Jun-27-13 2:44 PM

WarrenProud Jun-27-13 4:51 AM

Fracking will destroy our environment!

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Look for this opinion to change now that Obama has come out in favor of it!

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Daniel

Jun-27-13 1:03 PM

What the? LOL!

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Billdog

Jun-27-13 11:25 AM

This noise is just part of the process. Yes it is annoying, but it will be over in a short period of time. The noise and the actual gas vapor escaping is scaring the wildlife away temporarily. The critters will come back. Birds are hyper sensitive, your rac***** will return once the noise is gone. If all these people knew that a raccoon was really nothing but a giant rat they wouldn't be so disappointed.

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bookkeepersopinion

Jun-27-13 10:29 AM

I live over a mile away from this well, all weekend long I could not figure out what the noise was. Now I know. It IS loud and it doesn't stop.

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realistic

Jun-27-13 9:19 AM

Neversummer. Look it up. General Motors in the name of GM Energy drilled approx. 450 in our area in the 1970s and 1980s in the Clinton Sandstone formation. All were fractured, and enabled GM to remain present during the energy crisis.

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neversummer

Jun-27-13 8:49 AM

Don't hate the sounds of freedom.

Realistic, there's not 85000 hydraulically fractured gas wells in Ohio. There's like 30.

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realistic

Jun-27-13 8:35 AM

85,000 active gas wells in Ohio. All have been hydraulically fractured without incident to our environment. Natural Gas leaves the smallest carbon footprint of any fossil fuel. How does an anti-fracking person heat their soup?

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RolloTomassi

Jun-27-13 7:38 AM

I would have never guessed the gentleman standing up in his Sunday best blue wife beater t-shirt lived in a mobile home.

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tiredoftheBS

Jun-27-13 6:21 AM

I can understand the concerns about the air. I would want to know what I'm breathing in also but th noise, quit complaining. You can't put up with some noise temporarily?

WP - fracking won't destroy our environment, people like you already have!

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ohcwby

Jun-27-13 5:48 AM

I can understand that noise, our gas well blew a nozzle thing on it once an it was so loud with the hissing from the gas for hours til the well guy come out to fix it.

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WarrenProud

Jun-27-13 4:51 AM

Fracking will destroy our environment!

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