Compressor Station adjacent to Hunters Creek Park

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6 years 11 months ago #40515 by slower_than_u
slower_than_u replied the topic: Re: Compressor Station adjacent to Hunters Creek Park
Just to clarify, these compressors are fueled by natural gas, not diesel. I worked in this field for several years in the mid-90's. Back then they were using direct injection technology and most stations were using scrubbers on the exhaust, virtually eliminating emissions. I can only imagine how far the technology has come since then. Excess vibration would kill reciprocating equipment this large very quickly so the engines/compressors are designed with perfect primary balance. They usually operate in the 70-75dB range. You can barely hear them when you step outside the gate, you wouldn't even know they are there at 600ft.

The article doesn't say if they are replacing the old compressor? That equipment is probably 40+ years old and certainly much "dirtier".

I had a good chuckle at the electric powered compressor station suggestion. How much coal burning would be required to generate that kind of power?

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6 years 11 months ago #40505 by boogenman
boogenman replied the topic: Re: Compressor Station adjacent to Hunters Creek Park
National Fuel has been building gas compressors for years, with the technology available today the thing is going to purr like a cat at most. They also install the engines and compressors on hydraulic bearings to eliminate vibrations.

There is one home about 600-700ft away from the compressor site, the rest are all well over 1/4 mile away.

Welcome the improved infrastructure, it's not 1940 anymore.

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6 years 11 months ago - 6 years 11 months ago #40503 by Legrand
Legrand created the topic: Compressor Station adjacent to Hunters Creek Park
While this may not be the perfect place for this post, I'm not sure where else to put it.

For anyone that doesn't know, National Fuel Gas is going to install a 10,000 HP natural gas compressor station very close to Hunters Creek Park, near the site of their existing, much smaller compressor. This site is directly upwind of Hunters Creek Park.

This huge compressor will have a very negative impact on the area. It has no proposed emissions controls and it will be running 24/7 with all the fumes, gasses, vibration and noise which will accompany it. Please inform as many people as you know and ask them to place calls to any or all of our representatives listed below. As a homeowner, landowner and mountain biking family of Wales I am asking for anyone’s help to call them and say no to the pumping station.

Thank you for your support.

Yesterdays article in the EA advertiser's 02/27/2012

Hon. Charles Schumer
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Hon. Kirsten Gillibrand
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fax at 866 824 6340.
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Buffalo, NY 14210
Phone: (716) 852-3501
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The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
You may also contact the Governor's office by phone (518) 474-8390 or mail:
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Albany, NY 12247
United States
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