Garrett County and Natural Gas - Risks and Benefits

A selection of categorized links to allow one to assess the risks and benefits of gas development in Garrett Conty.

Garrett County Montage

Noise

Links related to noise aspects of various processes and systems used in gas development and production

- 1903 - [NA] - PowerSource | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Braden Kelner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - "Quiet please: Companies find market in silencing natural gas compressor stations"
"Atop a hill above a barn lies a facility alongside Brigich Road with a set of churning machines as loud as helicopters.
The culprits are engines and fans that power the compressors that pressurize natural gas to push it through pipelines on its journey away from well pads.
But the noise reaching the barn at the bottom of the hill is virtually nonexistent, thanks to the structure housing the engines. The humming that escapes is no louder than two people talking at the MarkWest facility’s fence line, the result of work by engineers from Steel Nation, Inc. in Washington, Pa."
- 1904 - [May 25, 2015] - PowerSource | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Laura Legere / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - "Pennsylvania DEP wades into ambiguous area of noise regulation"
"Pennsylvania environmental regulators, who generally prefer the familiar matters of soil, air and water, are tackling the vagaries of noise from oil and gas development and finding that rules for sound are best left loose.
The Department of Environmental Protection is proposing to require companies drilling and fracking in the Marcellus and other gas-rich shales to make and follow site-specific plans to mitigate noise from well pads."
- 1950 - [June 9, 2015] - frackorporation, dhippauf - "Gas Gag for Dollars"
"We’ve heard the phrases “put your money where your mouth is” or “put up or shut up”.
In a variation of these old phrases, natural gas corporations are now saying “take the money and shut up”.
In Finleyville, PA, residents regularly complained about air contaminants, noise levels exceeding 80 decibels (inside their homes), vibrations and light coming from nearby fracking operations by EQT Corporation."