"In 2014, DEC administered 79 leases on 44,464 acres of state land in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, and Steuben Counties. There were 237 wells located on and/or unitized with state land associated with 65 of these leases paying production royalties. The 44,464 leased acres are unchanged from 2013. "
43 years ago today.
"Good evening. The Middle East war produced developments all over the world today as the oil-producing countries of the Arab world decided to use their oil as a political weapon they will reduce oil production by 5% a month until the Israelis withdraw from occupied territories."
The North America Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) Daily Sunlight data available on CDC WONDER are county-level daily sunlight (insolation or solar radiation) observations spanning the years 1979-2011. Reported measures are the average daily insolation, reported in kilojoules per square meter (KJ/m2), the number of observations, and the range for the daily insolation values. Data are available by place (combined 48 contiguous states plus the District of Columbia, region, division, state, county), time (year, month, day) and specified daily sunlight value.
There are currently two areas in the Finger Lakes that are used for underground propane (LP gas) storage. They are Bath Petroleum Storage, owned by Finger Lakes LPG Storage, LLC between Campbell and Bath, and Harford Propane Storage owned by Enterprise Products Operating LLC outside of Hartford (south of Dryden) in Cortland County.
The existing LP storage facilities in our state don't get a lot of attention, as they are located in remote parts of the state, not necessarily known for their unique scenic beauty. But they are interesting facilities, and I encourage you to turn on the satellite view, zoom in, explore these wells and well data carefully.
If you are not seeing the wells, try zooming out one level first. Sometimes Google Maps over-zooms this map.
This map shows the relative change in state energy-related carbon dioxide emissions by year 2000 vs 2013. The west saw some of the greatest increases in CO2 production due to new energy sources being brought online, while the decline of coal in the east, saw a lot of states with decreasing energy use.
And I was impressed by the 400 watt light bulbs they used to have at SUNY Plattsburgh in the Conference Rooms. Even with Albany's pricey residential electricity, this light bulb would only set you back $3 an hour to operate -- assuming you had 166 amp line at 120 volts or 83 amp at 240 volts.
This week in spills in New York State. Learn about the petroleum, hazardous, and other spills of materials this past week in NY State from the DEC Spills Incidents database on this interactive map. https://data.ny.gov/Energy-Environment/Spill-Incidents/u44d-k5fk