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To: diegosan who wrote (96176)12/4/2019 9:23:21 PM
From: isopatch
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<My ignorance goes farther than I imagined>

It's not you. Few outside one of the major gas producing basins know about anything about such things. We didn't before buying this place in late 2008.

A direct line run from a nearby well, has to include the following equipment - on the line - to process & control the flow of gas before it enters you home.

1. A "Liquid Dryer" to remove water vapor, and natural gas liquids like propane & butane. If not removed, NG liquids will build up carbon deposits on the heat exchanger of the gas furnace. In a few years, efficiency of the furnace drops significantly. The exchanger has to be replaced at considerable cost. Not a plan...))

Liquid Dryer is basically a small cast iron tank. It's 1/2 filled with ordinary automotive anti-freeze. The anti-freeze removes unwanted liquid residues with only dry gas entering your home systems. Once installed, you simply drain the anti-freeze and unwanted liquids, once/year. Then replace the antifreeze.

2. A "Regulator" which automatically shuts off the flow if the line pressure drops too low for you gas furnace and other gas appliances to reliably function..

Theses 2 items aren't particularly expensive If memory serves, about $250 for the Liquid Dryer & $125 for the Regulator. That includes labor for an experienced local plumber. Direct well hookups like ours are fairly common in old gas basins like this one. Was told about 1/2 the homes in this valley have such well hookups.

Iso

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From: isopatch12/4/2019 10:03:59 PM
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Honest Big Picture Energy Perspectives.


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From: isopatch12/5/2019 12:29:48 AM
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All time record snow cover. Information provided from 3 different news sources:

<United States – Record-high snow cover across the Lower 48

December 4, 2019

by Robert

Snow now covers nearly one half – one half! – of the continental United States. That’s the most snow cover on December 2 since records began.



Snow Cover – 2 December 2019 – Image courtesy of NOAA “Snow covered the ground on nearly half of the real estate in the Lower 48 — 46.2 percent of land area — on Monday morning,’ writes Jason Samenow of the Capital Weather Gang ” (This is) the largest area on Dec. 2 since snow cover records from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration began in 2003. Normally, a little more than a quarter of the nation has snow on the ground at this time of year.”

washingtonpost.com

wattsupwiththat.com

iceagenow.info

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To: isopatch who wrote (96179)12/5/2019 9:14:03 AM
From: Chu Berry
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A picture from my Balcony in Montréal this morning ! Almost looks like one of Jackson Pollock's dripping paintings from the fifties ...


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To: Chu Berry who wrote (96180)12/5/2019 9:56:58 AM
From: isopatch
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It does. Still no snow here other than a few flurries which quickly melt. Temps in the 50s, again later this week. Be happy to see cold and snow roar thru here and hit the hi population middle Atlantic states to get NG prices to 3 bucks...))

Unfortunately for the gas price, Lower 48 winter - so far - concentrated in the Rocky Mt. region and northern plains states. Prices won't do much until bone chilling cold comes to America's "megalopolis": The New York City to Washington D.C. corridor. And stays for awhile.

So far, not sign of that

Iso

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To: isopatch who wrote (96177)12/5/2019 10:31:36 AM
From: robert b furman
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Good Morning ISO,

While home shopping in 1981 (after Chevrolet moved me to Houston), I looked at homes in Tomball TX. Humble Oil Company had large gas wells in Tomball.

Part of the perks to drill in Tomball was free natural gas for rural locations.

I remember marveling at the outdoor pools being heated during the winter months. The steamy water would lift out of the pools all day.

Those homes were well above my pay range, but your story has brought back the memory.

P.S. I think you need to have a heated pool out in front of your greenhouse.

How relaxing to watch your seedlings sprout, as you sprint into the warm water. LOL

Bob

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From: isopatch12/5/2019 10:48:58 AM
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<The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Thursday that domestic supplies of natural gas fell by 19 billion cubic feet for the week ended Nov. 29. Analysts expected a fall of 21 billion cubic feet, on average, according to a survey conducted by S&P Global Platts. Total stocks now stand at 3.591 trillion cubic feet, up 591 billion cubic feet from a year ago, but 9 billion cubic feet below the five-year average, the government said. January natural gas NGF20, +1.33% traded at $2.439 per million British thermal units, up 4 cents, or 1.7%, from Wednesday's settlement.>

marketwatch.com

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To: isopatch who wrote (96183)12/5/2019 11:04:04 AM
From: E_K_S
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Not sure you look at the EIS data reports. I was surprised that Domestic oil production is now around 12.6mln barrels per Day (10/25/2019) vs 3.83 mln barrels per Day in (9/30/2005)

Notice production up over 1mln barrels/day a day from last year!



Not sure Opec decision tomorrow can impact oil prices as much w/ what US now produces on a daily basis.

EKS

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To: robert b furman who wrote (96182)12/5/2019 11:05:31 AM
From: isopatch
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<...think you need to have a heated pool out in front of your greenhouse.>

In the mid-80s we owned a nice custom cedar home on 4 acres. Very small, moderately rural area in southern Illinois. Sub division was all recently built custom homes on similar large lots. About 2/3 had in ground pools. Ours was kidney shaped pool. The boys 10 & 12, then, loved it and became good swimmers. Never used it as I can't swim. With the boys grown and Sue not interested in one? It's not on our list.

What was interesting and the reason for sharing this story? Our sons were very fortunate to begin learning, early in life, that false friends were easy to attract when you have something they want.

Iso

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To: E_K_S who wrote (96184)12/5/2019 11:08:42 AM
From: isopatch
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Thanks. Always appreciate price discovery information.

Iso

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