Washington State and fracking

From Global Energy Monitor

In June, 2012 Comet Ridge Ltd., Brisbane, said its US subsidiaries plan to spud an exploratory well in the Grays Harbor area of coastal Washington state in late June to drill for gas. The site of the Yeti well is 22 miles east of an abandoned Ocean City oil field, and 50 miles northwest of Jackson Prairie gas storage field in Lewis County.[1]

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Geothermal

A large tract of federal land in the Cascades that could be the site of geothermal development. In Washington, geothermal hot spots appear to be surrounding volcanoes like Rainier and Baker. Geothermal projects inject some chemicals into the ground along with pressurized water that will break open cracks in underground rock.[2]

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References

  1. Alan Petzet, "Washington Grays Harbor exploratory well to spud," Oil and Gas Journal, June 13, 2012.
  2. "NW Forestland Could Be Leased For Geothermal Development" Jefferson Public Radio, APR 12, 2015.

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