Sunday, December 20, 2009

Rural Ramblings-12/20

I know that the following pictures aren`t in any way, shape or form holiday oriented but they are so cool I just had to share! Last night before popping in a movie we had rented we decided to go for a drive and a catch a glimpse of this natural gas well. This one is about fifteen miles from our house and Mr. Yodeling had seen it on his trips to and from work.




Over the past couple of years Pennsylvania has seen a huge surge in gas leasing and drilling. This one sits right beside a major road in our county. It`s a pretty awe inspiring sight to say the least! The sound was like a jet engine and the heat it threw off was amazing! Why they burn off the gas before capping the wells we don`t know but it provides a heck of a sight, especially at night.



Just to give you some perspective, those little orange boxes lined up at the bottom left are tractor trailers. Mr. Yodeling estimated the flame to be around 30 feet high from the top of the casing.


The things we rural folks do for entertainment! =)

7 comments:

Brenda said...

Pretty Cool! I'll bet it gave off a lot of heat.

small farm girl said...

WOW!!!!!!That is amazing! I would be just like you. I would have to go see that too.(Okay didn't mean to rhyme.lol)

Feral Female said...

SFG you`re a poet and don`t know it! Sorry, couldn`t resist. It was quite a sight and boy Brenda did it toss off the heat.

houndstooth said...

That is so darned cool looking! Wow! That is one huge fire. Maybe you were supposed to dance around it naked at solstice?

~Tonia said...

Thats neat!!

Feral Female said...

*Snickers* With my knack for clumsiness Hound I`d more than likely trip in the solstice dance and scorch my bare bottom on the well casing.

houndstooth said...

Now that's a memorable image!