Sunday, March 15, 2009

Pounding the Pavement

As I mentioned about a year ago, we are in the midst of a natural gas rush here in NE Pa. We now have two drilling rigs within sight (and earshot) and a third well pad that is only about 3/4 of a mile from us that we have an unobstructed view of(above photo).

In the past two weeks we have had a lot of seismic testing taking place which involves the running of miles and miles of cable along the road, and a convoy of four thumper trucks that lift themselves off of the ground with some sort of pad that sends seismic shock waves down through the road. I guess that they are measuring the thickness of the Marcellus shale layer that contains the natural gas. The thumper trucks went by here today. It looked like they were doing the Conga. "How thick is the Mar-cel-lus,.. how thick is the Mar-cel-lus".


Blogger jericho farmer said...

Looks like Aliens are coming to town! Hope your spring is coming along nicely. Peter, you mentioned awhile ago that you did some blacksmithing. What are some good resources for a newbie-wannabee blacksmith? I have a basic setup, just trying to find the time to do some. thought about using some old farm metal to practice on.


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