Archive for May 26th, 2012

Gas Flareoff

While I was on that ride, I found this at the bottom of a smoky pillar rising along the Hudson River:

Turns out Central Hudson Gas & Electric has a pipeline under the Hudson at that point and I’d admired their spherical storage tank from ground level some years back:

Gas Storage Tank

Gas Storage Tank

I don’t know what they’re flaring off, but it looks messier than, say, propane. There’s another flare nozzle just out of the picture on the lower left, both along the edge of the circular concrete pad left over from a cylindrical storage tank, so they do this often enough to have some permanent infrastructure.