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Old 05-12-2007, 08:57 AM
 
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Cool Gas Compressor Stations

Ok, I read the posts on CBM mining. One post mentioned a gas compressor station near Trinidad. Anybody live in or near Trinidad who finds the noise to be unacceptable? A little background: I was raised in Miss, about a quarter of a mile from a gas compression station. I will never live near one again. Anybody with info on compressor stations noise levels?
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Old 05-26-2007, 09:45 AM
 
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My husband works for the gas company in Trinidad. He says the noise on the older pumps can be annoying, but about the level of diesel truck running. However, the newer the pumps get, the quieter they get. In fact, there is a new kind of pump - a vertical lift system - that is absolutely silent and the safest pump ever built.
I'm afraid he doesn't work on the compressor stations, but there are few here and a lot of land so you really don't hear them.
Hope this helps a little.
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Old 06-07-2007, 02:57 PM
 
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Thanks, Deb G. It's good to know they are going to quieter pumps. I think the compressor station I lived near was a major, huge compressor station for gas pumped up from the Gulf. It was an ever-present noise that you just had to accept, which is why I won't ever live another one.
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:41 AM
 
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Default Gas Compressor Stations

I purchased a new home about a mile from the compressor station in Louisburg,KS. Compressor stations run mostly at night, so I did not hear it until after we moved in. I would consider my house to be unlivable as the noise is as high as 82db at 3:00 in the morning at my back door.
I have stated my case to the city council, but they are afraid to act because legal costs would be to high for a town of 2,500.
I have found 92 compressor stations in the USA and there are probably more.
Does anyone know of any legal cases or lawsuits about the noise from these stations?
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