INERGY MIDSTREAM, L.P. (Form: 424B4, Received: 12/16/2011 17:32:08)

INERGY MIDSTREAM, L.P. (Form: 424B4, Received: 12/16/2011 17:32:08).

Inergy Lines Up Congressmen and Senators to Fight Locals for NY Gas Storage-Transportation Network « DC BureauDC Bureau

Inergy Lines Up Congressmen and Senators to Fight Locals for NY Gas Storage-Transportation Network « DC BureauDC Bureau.

Seneca Lake Methane Storage Project 31097521420002

Inergy has applied for permits for stratigraphic test wells. What they’re doing is opening and preparing depleted salt caverns for Natural Gas Liquid storage (aka fracked gas and fracked gas derivatives like Liquefied Petroleum).  Their plan is to be ready to store the glut of gas being produced from fracking as soon as the DEC accepts the EIS as final.  This decision could come down any day now and we could become the fracked gas storage and transport capital of the USA.

More Commentary on the project

You can call up the DEC permit record by visiting this URL

http://www.dec.ny.gov/cfmx/extapps/GasOil/search/wells/index.cfm

And entering either the API Well Number Equals (or Like) 31097521420002 
or Operator Like Inergy

API Well Number Production Information Formation Tops Casing and Cementing Hole Number Well Name Company Name Well Type Well Status Objective Formation Producing Formation County Town Map Quadrangle Quad Section Code
31097521420002
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N/A N/A N/A 52142 Well 17 Inergy Midstream, LLC Confidential Confidential Confidential Syracuse Schuyler Reading Reading Center F
Quad Section Code Field Status Date Permit Application Date Permit Issued Date Spud/Start Drilling Date Total Depth Date Well Completion Date Plugging & Abandonment Date Confidential Expiration Date Confid. Period Type Subject to Financial Security Well Orientation NYSDEC Region State Lease Proposed Total Depth
F Confidential 3/29/201 3/29/201 4/10/2012 10/12/2012 Yes 1 Vertical 8 NA 2800
Proposed Total Depth Surface Longitude Surface Latitude Bottom Hole Longitude Bottom Hole Latitude True Vertical Depth Bottom Hole Total Measured Depth Kickoff Depth Drilled Depth Proposed Well Type Spacing Spacing Acres Integration Hearing Date Last Modified Date
2800 -76.896659 42.424476 -76.896659 42.424476 2800 2800 0 2800 Stratigraphic Exempt – not an oil or gas well 4/18/2012
We need help raising money for the legal battle that could stop this!!!! Make your tax deductible donation out to “Sustainable Markets Foundation” and put “Gas Free Seneca” in the memo line, mail to: Gas Free Seneca
P.O. Box 333
Watkins Glen NY 14891

or donate online at: www.gasfreeseneca.com
Yvonne Taylor
Co-Founder, Gas Free Seneca

Donald Sadoway: The missing link to renewable energy | Video on TED.com

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Guest essay: Gas-storage plan may threaten tourism – Irondequoit, NY – Irondequoit Post

Guest essay: Gas-storage plan may threaten tourism – Irondequoit, NY – Irondequoit Post.

Inergy project called ‘reckless’; also gets praise from stakeholders on The Observer Review

Inergy project called ‘reckless’; also gets praise from stakeholders on The Observer Review.

Vocal Watkins Glen crowd speaks out on gas storage plan | Star-Gazette | stargazette.com

Vocal Watkins Glen crowd speaks out on gas storage plan | Star-Gazette | stargazette.com.

Watkins Glen LPG Storage Jan 27, Ithaca

ANNOUNCING:  Informational Meeting on

 

Storing Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

near Watkins Glen:  Questions and Answers

Presentations by

  • Thomas Shelly, Chemical safety and hazardous materials specialist
  • Peter Mantius, Journalist on business and finance, now with DCBureau.com

 

Human Services Building, 320 W. State Street, Ithaca, NY

Thursday, January 27, 2011,  7:00 – 9:00 pm

 

A company is proposing to store Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in salt caverns in the town of Reading, 2 miles from Watkins Glen.  How does this process work and what are the environmental and safety concerns?  Learn more at this informational meeting.

 

Finger Lakes LPG Storage is seeking approval from NY DEC to store up to 88 million gallons of LPG (propane and butane) in salt caverns near the western shore of Seneca Lake.  The facility, straddling Route 14 south of the 14A junction, would include

  • Connection to an existing interstate pipeline
  • Constructing a 14-acre lined surface pond on the hillside above Seneca Lake, with a capacity to hold 2 million barrels of displaced brine
  • Storm water control structures
  • Compressors
  • Construction of a new rail and truck transfer facility
  • LPG storage tanks
  • Office and distribution buildings

 

The salt caverns, currently brine-filled, were created by U.S. Salt and Cargill’s mining operations.  To make space for the LPG, some of the brine would be pumped out and placed in the surface pond.  As the LPG was needed on a seasonal basis, it would be shipped out by truck and rail.  The brine would be moved between the surface pond and the cavern as needed.

 

There are many questions about safety of this operation, including protection of Seneca Lake as a source of drinking water, possible migration of gases during storage and/or transport, and impact of trucking and rail cars carrying LPG.

 

The DEC determined that the project could result in enough adverse impacts to require an environmental impact review.  The review process grants the public the right to raise questions and make comments.  Those comments must be received by the DEC by January 31. Comments can be sent by e-mail to the NY DEC to: David Bimber, Deputy Regional Permit Administrator, at dlbimber@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

 

This event is sponsored by Social Ventures and Shaleshock Action Alliance.  Contact Sara Hess for questions.  Sarahess63@yahoo.com