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

Definitions and Abbreviations

UIC
Underground Injection Control program
BMP
Best Management Practices
Injection Well
A method for disposing waste materials by injecting them deep underground.
API
American Petroleum Institute
BHA
Bottom Hole Assembly
BTEX
Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene
CDC
Centers for disease control
CFR
Code of Federal Regulations
CGDP
Comprehensive Gas Development Plan
COMAR
Code of Maryland Regulations
DNR
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
DOT
Department of Transportation
EIS
Environmental Impact Statement
EM
Electro Magnetic
EPA
The Environmental Protection Agency
EUR
Estimated Ultimate Recovery
FHWA
Federal Highway Administration
FMCSA
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
HAP
HAP Hazardous air pollutants
IPIECA
International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association
MDE
Maryland Department of the Environment
NAAQS
National Ambient Air Quality Standards
NESHAP
National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
NGLs
Natural gas liquids
PDM
Positive Displacement Motor
RSS
Rotary Steerable Systems
dB
Decibel
dBa
Decibels, with a weighted scale (dBA) to account for relative loudness as perceived by the human ear
ft
Feet
gal
Gallon (American)
km
Kilometer
Mcf
Thousand cubic feet

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