Thursday, June 20, 2013

Aims Drill Site

Aims leases to Synergy Resources; receives $13,000 a month 

"It's another revenue source that will help keep us solvent,.. the kind of outside-the-box thinking that helps provide a safety net in the face of dramatic decreases in college funding from the state. " said Aims Community College president Marsi Liddell. ..The University of Northern Colorado and Weld County School District 6 in Greeley also have inked deals with energy companies." SeeWeld County schools use oil, gas leases to tap into revenue streams - The Denver Post 

The drill rig at Aims Community College, located at the intersection of College Drive and Aims Blvd.

What was once arable land like this,

unfortunately changed into this. Zoom in to the green arrow to see the change!

These are the nine storage tanks for crude oil. They each hold 300 barrels, which is the equivalent of 12,600 gallons.

The crude oil is collected and transported off site by truck

Resembling a slim pot belly stove this is one of four flares that burns off excess gas 24/7.

You cannot see with the naked eye, that these flares emit noxious fumes and VOCs,

 but you can when you video record with zoom lens. Watch the video clip below. 

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  1. This is what caused a past instructor along with several students to leave the school because of headaches, noose bleeds, and breathing problems. They'll have an increased revenue stream with students getting sick in class. Makes sense?

  2. As I filmed from the road, the wind blew some whiffs my way. It smelled like petroleum. Not a very pleasant idea to be inhaling any of those fumes that contain BTEX; Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene