[ RadSafe ] Natural Gas: Wonder when New York State will start to allow fracking to occur?

Brennan, Mike (DOH) Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV
Tue Oct 9 11:51:01 CDT 2012

Delaying issuing permits for fracking potentially has a number of
benefits for NY.  

1. It means the wells that will eventually be drilled will have greater
established art behind them, improving the efficiency of the drilling
and gas recovery, and hopefully decreasing the problems.  

2. If timed properly, meaning waiting until the current boom starts to
bust, it will mean that there will be competition between well drilling
companies, so the property owners in NY will get a better deal for
drilling rights on their land.  The State will likely also make more
money in such an environment.

3. Again, if timed properly, NY wells will come into production as wells
elsewhere play out, and the natural gas supply starts to decrease
compared to demand.  Again, more money for the property owners and the
State (assuming the contracts are written properly, of course), as well
as some leveling of supply.

4. With the exception of areas along the State boarders, that can be
exploited from other states, the gas isn't going anywhere.  Not drilling
for it now is not the equivalent of wasting it; it is the equivalent of
waiting for a better deal.

On the other hand, I have no problem believing that the driving factor
is the short term political advantage of politicians.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Clayton J
Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 6:52 AM
To: JPreisig at aol.com
Cc: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Natural Gas: Wonder when New York State will start
to allow fracking to occur?

The governor has ordered a health study to be performed prior to issuing
permits for fracking in NYS.  It's not clear what such a "health study" 
would comprise, but it could be years before any permits are issued.
Quite possibly after Andrew Cuomo moves to the whitehouse.

Clayton J. Bradt
dutchbradt at gmail.com
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