Mysterious methane bubbling in Condamine River intensifies and burns

Condamine River’s mysterious methane bubbling is intensifying.

But the State Government is unable to find the cause of methane gas seeps in this major river of Queensland, Australia.

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Scientists baffled are unable to identify the cause of methane gas bubbling in the Condamine River. (ABC News: Scott Kyle)

Landholders in Queensland are calling on the State Government to find the cause of methane gas bubbling in a major river, which they say has intensified in recent months.

But the Government does not have sufficient information to identify the cause of the seeps.

All they know now is that it can burn:

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Could it explode once?

And look at the weird methane bubbling…

Thought folks might like to see a close up of the Condamine river Western downs Queensland 3 hours from the very top of the Murray/ Darling bet you are glad you don’t live south of here or produce food when the fracking really starts

Posted by John Jenkyn on Friday, January 22, 2016

Professor Damian Barrett, the CSIRO’s lead researcher into unconventional gas, has confirmed that the bubbling had intensified over the last 2 years. Now large, concentrated bubbles rise to the water’s surface.

Possible sources and scenarios contributing to the bubbling in the river:

  • Natural events such as drought and the recharging of aquifers after floods.
  • Human activity such as coal seam gas operations and water bore drilling.

According to scientists, methane is coming to the surface along a fault line, a very small fault line that occurs and intersects with the river. Bubbling in that river is varying in time and the reason for that — while it is unknown — could be perfectly natural.

Look again at the creepy bubbling:

Department of Environment, Heritage and Protection how do you sleep at night knowing you picked up a pay check last week and have done nothing to protect the Environment, Bill Date you are a joke, Scott Little you are no better than Ian Heiner

Posted by John Jenkyn on Thursday, January 21, 2016

But the mystery continues.

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