WHY NOT USE HIGH PRESSURE GAS WELL TO TURN GENERATORS AND SELL THE ELECTRIC WITH NO EMISSIONS?

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WHY NOT USE HIGH PRESSURE GAS WELL TO TURN GENERATORS AND SELL THE ELECTRIC WITH NO EMISSIONS?

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Answer by Peter
Because the pressure is already used to move the gas without the need for pumps.

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2 Responses to WHY NOT USE HIGH PRESSURE GAS WELL TO TURN GENERATORS AND SELL THE ELECTRIC WITH NO EMISSIONS?

  1. Ed Smurf

    Because you have to have a difference in pressure to work which means you would have to release the gas in to the air. That would create pollution itself. If the gas was not released the pressure would just build to the point it was equal to the under ground source and stop flowing.

  2. Breath on the Wind

    It is an interesting idea that would take several things to work:

    First you have to have gas that is under some pressure in the ground. This is not always the case and in the gas of the largest US gas reserve in shale formations it takes energy to fracture the shale so that it can begin to flow.

    Secondly you would need a domestic source or a local market for the electricity. . Gas reserves in another country will be of no benefit to the domestic electric market.

    Third the energy that is locked in the pressure of the gas would have to truly be in excess of what is needed to keep the gas flowing down the pipe. This probably means a nearby market for the gas.

    Fourth the wells must be located near to the potential electric market. Most electricity is produced locally to minimize transmission losses. Wells hundreds of miles from urban areas would be of little use.

    Last, energy is rarely “free” as there seems to always be some overhead involved in time and equipment. The cost of these would have to be less than the cost of other alternatives.

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