• Tafoer- Thank you for the correction, You are right. Hydrogensufide gas when burnt turns into Sulfur dioxide gas. SO2. Sorry! So2 I am told is more dangerous than H2S. 1,000 parts per million will kill you in a few deep breaths.

    March 20, 2012 at 5:56 p.m.
  • H2So4 is Sulfuric acid.That not what you get when burning H2S.

    March 20, 2012 at 3:22 p.m.
  • Rollingstone- H2S burned becomes H2SO4 which is more deadly than H2S. It does flow like water to the lowest place on the ground. Mr Krueger is right. You need to get your facts straight.

    Is there a chemist out there that can clear this up for everyone? A professional opinion maybe? It would have more weight coming from a professional in chemicals.

    March 20, 2012 at 3:03 p.m.
  • "Then lets see if you would let the pipe line company pay you for your money or do they hire lawyers and take it from you."
    It should read .........."then lets see if you would let the pipeline company pay you for your LAND or do they hire lawyers and take it from you."

    Sorry for the error!

    March 20, 2012 at 2:57 p.m.
  • TRuggiero- Do you drive a car? Does she drive a car? If you get up in the morning you have used hydrocarbons. If you own property and don't like the laws that are on the books then elect the men to change the laws. The pipeline companies are doing their job. They are using the laws on the books to do their job legally. If you don't like it that is just too bad. Sell your property or donate it to a good cause. Sell your vehicles and buy a horse and buggy and stop using oil and natural gas. Then lets see if you would let the pipe line company pay you for your money or do they hire lawyers and take it from you. The benefit of the many out way the benefit of a few! Maybe your friend learned a valuable lesson about the workings of the world.

    March 20, 2012 at 2:41 p.m.
  • Dozens of dead cattle in one field....hmmm? And that is not on the news everywhere? Also hydrogen sulfide coming out of a flare will be combusted to H2O and SO2 and any that is not burned will be at high temperature and will not sink to the ground. Come on Mr. Krueger this hearsay "evidence" proves nothing.

    March 20, 2012 at 10:40 a.m.
  • Most of the pro drillers are NOT land owners. A flip home in Tangerine slumbdivision doesn't count. I am Pro drilling, but my land must be protected and anyone that believes in "self" regulation is uneducated.
    Oil companies are in the business of making money, fine. I am even O.K. with all the trash (both People and their waste) they have brought to our area, but dont be so uninformed to assert that there are not toxic emissions coming from theses wells and flares.
    This women has an IQ higher than the combined total of Oil Field workers in Dewitt county.

    March 20, 2012 at 10:28 a.m.
  • Oh and familyman, you do realize that much of the oil and LPG being piped out of here ends up overseas. This is what's so perplexing to me, that we want to be "independent of foreign oil", yet we allow and even applaud exportation to the highest bidder. You and I are competing with China and other countries at the gas pump. A glance at clearly shows that CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corporation) and KNOC (Korea National Oil Corporation) are major players in the Eagle Ford Shale, so our government is obviously not nearly concerned with fuel prices as you and I are.

    March 20, 2012 at 8:15 a.m.
  • An oilfield buddy of mine did mention the other day that he's noticed one particular pasture in the Cheapside area that frequently has groups of dead Black Angus cattle lying in it as he passes by early in the morning, not one or two but dozens. There's a new plant close by that flares out thick, black smoke on occassion. He suspects that hydrogen sulfide is the culprit because H2S is heavy and goes to the ground on still mornings, as the cattle plunge their noses into the recently thick grass.

    So, I asked him if he's reported this to anyone and his response was " **** NO! If I do, I'll lose my job!" I guess that's the flip side.

    Not all gas is the same. There's dry gas, wet gas and "dirty" gas. The gas going to these plants changes composition as new wells come online.

    Again, it's not an "all or nothing" situation. Somewhere in the middle is a balance.

    March 20, 2012 at 7:42 a.m.
  • Is doesn't take much research to see where she's coming from.

    March 19, 2012 at 3:19 p.m.

  • Wilma Subra is just another carpet bagger trying to stir up some litigation that I'm sure she gets a piece of the action. Hmmm, mysterious black clouds does she mean black clouds like I saw coming from an old diesel truck that needed a tune-up and was violating clean air standards? In fact it all seemed so mysterious, just too complex for our simple minds - Wilma please go home and get the H3ll out of Texas.

    March 19, 2012 at 1:11 p.m.
  • "Shut up and let them drill?" As if most vehicles on the road today are powered by natural gas. I've yet to meet or hear of one single pro-driller that has leaking condensate tanks, fugitive emissions emitting pipes and valves, thousands of gallons of surface spills, dehydration units, compressor stations or so much as a pipeline anywhere near their own home, but are perfectly willing to sign my family up for it. And just because you work out there hardly means that it's safe-either for you or my family. Your working out there is your choice, it shouldn't be forced upon those who do not want it.

    Take Julia Trigg Crawford, for example. East Texas Rancher. Trans Canada wants to build the Keystone XL through the middle of her ranch, which would forever dictate the use of the land and render acres of it absolutely useless. Trans Canada offered her a paltry sum of cash-she said NO. Trans Canada is now suing her, trying to get her private property condemned, so they will not only get it for free, Trans Canada will get it's way. So, let's all tell Crawford to just 'Shut up and let them drill" so that you can have a job.

    March 19, 2012 at 11:37 a.m.
  • Shut up and let them drill! Who wants to use gasoline and oil for their car? If you want the finer things in life then shut up and let them drill! The industry is not perfect but the people that work there are our neighbors who want the best for the environment the same as everyone else. Yes, there are some leaks but when they are found they are repaired. Just take a few moments to ponder the facts. What would we be missing if there was no oil and gas industry? Horse and buggy days! Oil industry touches everyone in every part of life. Put up with the inconvience for a while and accept all that money that is being put into the accounts of the land owners. Shut up and let them drill. I want gas prices to go down too, and that is what will happen when they drill for oil and gas.

    March 19, 2012 at 5:14 a.m.
  • Good example of the closed-mindedness of some people to facts. Big deal over "knew/new", when the content of the article pointed out the toxic emissions pouring out of a location in Dewitt County that endangers not only human health, but also that of livestock. Talk about sifting out the knat and swallowing the camel! FYI, Wilma Subra is hardly a "gadfly". Check out her credentials posted in the Town Hall announcement: "analytical chemist and founder of the Subra Company of New Iberia, Louisiana; holds degrees in Microbiology/Chemistry from the University of Southwestern Louisiana; received the MacArthur Fellowship “Genius” Award from the MacArthur Foundation; was a speaker at the 2008 Environmental Justice Conference, Princeton University. . .served a seven year term as Vice-Chair of the Environmental Protection Agency National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT), a five year term on the National Advisory Committee of the U. S. Representative to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation and a six year term on the EPA National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) where she served as a member of the Cumulative Risk and Impacts Working Group of the NEJAC Council and chaired the NEJAC Gulf Coast Hurricanes Work Group." Guess you missed that, HickPerry, but obviously, you probably can't match her credentials, even if you can spell. So, who's the real "gadfly"?

    March 19, 2012 at 2:29 a.m.
  • Did Subra actually have anything informative to say or did this reporter just zone out. Please get a proof reader to check for fourth grade grammar errors. "knew" "new".

    If Subra was worth covering, she was worth writing about...informatively. Otherwise just ignore her as another self promoting gadfly trying to exploit a situation for her own aggrandizement.

    March 18, 2012 at 11:51 a.m.