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Old 08-15-2015, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I don't live in your area, but I'm wondering if there is fracking going on in NWA? I'd hate to buy some nice piece of land near Fayetteville and have fracking nearby to ruin my peace and quiet, not to mention my well.

Appreciate your input.
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Old 08-16-2015, 04:38 AM
 
Location: NWA/SWMO
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If there is, I have not seen it.
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Old 08-16-2015, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Even if there was fracking nearby, it wouldn't ruin your well. And all fracking activities are temporary anyway.
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Old 08-16-2015, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Really, Kathryn? That's not necessarily true, and btw, fracking operations can last up to 50 years in a 'good" vein of nat gas. That's why my county is pursuing extremely restrictive regulations that will effectively restrict fracking operations to only around 2% of the possible leasehold options, even though the state AG stated that they could be banned altogether. Thank heavens.
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Old 08-16-2015, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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The last thing I want on my future acreage in NWA is for some fracking operation to screw up my drinking water well and cause lots of noise and dust.
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Old 08-16-2015, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas via ATX
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If there is any fracking locally, I am not aware of it.

There is a shale formation called, for whatever reason, the "Fayetteville Shale", but the play and the shale field itself is actually south and east of here, based primarily in central Arkansas along the Arkansas River Valley.

Look up some natural gas production and shale field maps. Northwest Arkansas sits north of some natural gas activity, but it doesn't look like there is anything worth pursuing in the NWA area.

http://geology.com/energy/shale-gas/...gas-map-lg.jpg

http://www.eia.gov/oil_gas/rpd/conventional_gas.jpg
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Old 08-16-2015, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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Fracking in Arkansas

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Gemstone1
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Default link to info on fracking in AR

Gemstone, I never got around to thanking you for this informative link about fracking in AR. TY.
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Old 07-22-2017, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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As far as I know the closest we have would be in OK>
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Old 07-22-2017, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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Most welcome Mr Stark.

The majority of fracking took (past tense) place in central AR...see map in the link below. New drilling seems to have almost stopped....according to a relative who was in the business in the area.

"As of May 2017, hydraulic fracturing in Arkansas occurred primarily in the Fayetteville Shale, a geological formation that spans northern Arkansas. As of May 2017, there were 46,973 oil and gas wells in Arkansas according to the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission. Of that total, 6,335 wellsó 13.5 percentówere hydraulically fractured". link.

Notice the earthquakes dropped precipitously after the state imposed a moratorium on new waste water wells. article.

I believe the blue dots on this map indicate where earthquakes have occurred in the Guy/Greenbrier area.

Look at this interactive map and particularly the years between 2008 and 2015....the earthquake count is nothing short of amazing/alarming. Fracking was booming in 2010 and 2011. Look at year 2011, and hit the "animate" button next to the year button to see where the earthquakes happened and when.

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