Aug 28, 2013
Serious flooding in northeastern Butler County
Bear Creek flowing between Adam's Roadhouse and INDSPEC in Petrolia as firefighters pumped basements and monitored rising water levels in the northeast corner of Butler County on Wednesday, 8/18/13 Major flooding took place in Allegheny, Donegal, Fairview and Parker townships, as well as Bruin, Cherry Valley, Chicora, Karns City and Petrolia.
Shooting the well: The petroleum torpedoes of the early oil fields
Before the fracked gas boom of the last 10 years, before the rise of mega oil companies, before the entire 20th century, actually, humans figured out how to increase the flow of fossil fuels from a well.
Shooting the Well: The Petroleum Torpedoes of the Early Oil Fields
Almost immediately after we started drilling wells, we started fracturing the rocks underground to increase the flow of fossil fuels.