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9:05 AM anon1256 commented on The Green Party Responds to Dan Savage, Says He's "Dead Wrong".
@94 Where Money Goes to Die: How Fracking Blows Up Balance Sheets of Oil and Gas Companies

" In 2010, the hole left behind by fracking was only $18 billion. During each of the last three years, the gap was over $100 billion.[..]Just to maintain production, companies have to drill more and more and incur more and more debt, even as revenues are disappointing. In addition, drillers with heavy reliance on natural gas have faced prices for dry gas that have been so low for years that most wells will never generate enough cash to cover the costs of production. And much of the capital that went into them has been destroyed.
A Bloomberg analysis of 61 companies drilling for shale oil and gas found that debt among them nearly doubled over the past four years, while revenues inched up only 5.6%. And interest payments on that ballooning debt is taking up an ever larger portion of the revenues – even at today’s record low interest rates – with 12 of the companies already paying over 10% of their revenues in interest.

The financial hype around fracking, the limitless, nearly free liquidity provided by the Fed since late 2008, and investors so desperate for yield that they’re willing to incur just about any risks in their vain battle to come out ahead have had Wall Street frothing at the mouth. The sweeps of creative destruction have broken down. Instead, the boundless stream of money has been searching for a place to go, and it went to an economic activity – fracking – where money goes to die. What’s left is debt, and wells, especially gas wells, that will never produce enough to pay off the debt that was incurred to drill them."

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8:58 AM anon1256 commented on The Green Party Responds to Dan Savage, Says He's "Dead Wrong".
@97 The only thing that is for sure regarding the Permian and Haynesville plays are the lower rig counts with sustained high production that is atypical of fracking. If I recall correctly, the production of the average hydraulically fractured wells declines 50-70% within a year, which shows these plays aren't representative.
7:54 AM anon1256 commented on The Green Party Responds to Dan Savage, Says He's "Dead Wrong".
@97 Assuming that remediation technology is available and that corporate regulatory capture would allow putting in place effective emissions regulations (huge ifs) still doesn't address any of the other elephants in the room as listed @94.

The findings discussed and even your acknowledgement that shale play emissions remediation is necessary shows that your "bridge to clean energy" has been implemented without any regard for the claims that it would be better for climate to substitute coal with fracking gas. If the EPA missed something that momentous and clearly didn't bother to find out, how can we trust the same people to make the right decisions?
7:40 AM anon1256 commented on The Green Party Responds to Dan Savage, Says He's "Dead Wrong".
@96 & 97 I did misread a chart. I apologize, you are correct regarding this particular piece of data. My comment @96 is void.

Your are obviously reading only what you want to read. As said @92 Schneising wouldn't make the claim they do regarding the climate coal versus natural gas if they didn't think that actively developed shale play emissions appear to be greater due to fracking methodology as they make clear in the introduction, and indeed this is what they find.

6:29 AM anon1256 commented on The Green Party Responds to Dan Savage, Says He's "Dead Wrong".
@91 You also appear ignore that Bakken and Eagle Ford (featured in Schneising study), account for 80% of all shale play production (~fracking). This is beyond embarrassing even without my having to claim that you are lying.
6:09 AM anon1256 commented on The Green Party Responds to Dan Savage, Says He's "Dead Wrong".
@94 "it is now dead in the water because of the expected oil price wild fluctuations at peak conventional oil"

oops, I shouldn't rant I guess.
5:43 AM anon1256 commented on The Green Party Responds to Dan Savage, Says He's "Dead Wrong".
@91 In other words, your propaganda "bridge to clean energy" very likely messed climate some more despite our warnings and for what? an energy bubble that will last a small fraction of the vastly overestimated 100 year reserve of gas. An external cost fest (utterly destroyed environment, huge infrastructure burden) with an EROI somewhere in the shitter, a balance sheet in the red and it is now dead in the water because of the expected oil price wild fluctuations at peak conventional oil. Good job, asshole.
5:23 AM anon1256 commented on The Green Party Responds to Dan Savage, Says He's "Dead Wrong".
Schneising, not Schneissing.
5:07 AM anon1256 commented on The Green Party Responds to Dan Savage, Says He's "Dead Wrong".
@91 More complete nonsense from you. May be, you'll get a complete cerebral cortex when you eventually grow up.

Of course, Schneissing et al are extrapolating high emissions rates for operations nationwide that demand a high frequency of drilling when most of the leakage occurs. Not only do they cite other studies that found high emission rates, but they conclude that if these rates are confirmed by further study, there are no climate benefits to replacing coal with fracking gas, which they clearly wouldn't do solely based on Bakken and Eagle Ford. In other word, they are claiming higher national fugitive emissions rates ON AVERAGE (like I did in my previous comment) because much more of national production is through fracking. Hydraulic fracturing demands replacing 1 out of 2 wells every year, a much higher frequency than traditional extraction methods. Fracking operations with low leakage are those not drilling new wells either because of depletion or economics, i.e. not the standard hydraulic fracturing operation.Traditional extraction has lower leakage rates but traditional production is declining rapidly which has been more than replaced by fracking. It's should not be rocket science, even for you.
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4:02 PM yesterday anon1256 commented on The Green Party Responds to Dan Savage, Says He's "Dead Wrong".
@88
If you knew what you were talking about on this topic, you'd understand that fugitive methane emissions according to Schneissing are ~13-12% of production (including emissions incurred during transport and processing), whereas EPA uses somewhere ~2-3% if I recall correctly.

So, I am multiplying an emission rate that is on average greater than prior to fracking by a production rate that increased since the beginning of fracking. Both terms of the product are greater today than prior to fracking how would you not end up with greater fugitive emissions? I think you should be embarrassed, honestly, but I harbor no hope of your changing considering how much your little ego seems to hurt.

My credentials aren't needed here. I am not the one contesting the content of peer-reviewed publications, you are.