Extracting Gas From Air

A article on azcentral.com titled “Air Products grows to keep up with Intel” explains how Air Products makes air products and ships them to the Intel site in Arizona. This is probably similar to how it’s done for Intel in Rio Rancho, NM.

The company removes all components of air except nitrogen, oxygen and argon. Then in those white, angular towers, it separates out those three gases with very low temperatures. Oxygen turns to liquid at minus 297.3 degrees Fahrenheit, and nitrogen turns to liquid at minus 320 degrees.

Then the liquid is boiled, producing pure gas.

“We use compression and expansion, like the air-conditioning unit on the outside of a house,” Jordan explained.

Nitrogen gas made in Chandler goes directly into the pipeline, a structure intended to last 100 years.

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Major Fuck-Up By Local Gasoline Distributor

A friend IM’ed me and asked if I heard about the bad gas. I said not really but I smelled and and had it all day long. That’s not what they were talking about.

Inoue said the general managers at both Peerless Tyre and Costco told him that a Giant Industries tanker from a pipeline terminal in Moriarty on Tuesday delivered diesel to unleaded gasoline pumps at 10 stations in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and possibly points in between.

The screw up was actually by Western Refining Inc. The companies that gave out the bad gas are paying for repairs. I’m sure glad I didn’t buy gas today.

Waterlogged

Holy crap we got a lot of rain! The state of New Mexico has been pounded with rain for the last 4 days. And I’m talking lots of rain. Despite being in a drought sometimes you can get too much rain.

Generally New Mexico gets about 8 inches of rain a year. This last storm brought 2.5 to 3.5 inches depending on where you are. Carlsbad got nearly 6.

This is why I suggest a national pipeline. Not to pump oil but to pump water. There would be a network of big pipes located throughout the country. Through these pipes we could pump water from where ever there are rivers and lakes and people living near by. If these waterways flood then we could pump the water to where it’s needed. For example the flooded Pecos river in Carlsbad could have had it’s water pumped to Elephant Butte lake where it’s extremely low. If it floods in the mississippi river valley they and there’s a drought in the southwest the excess water could be pumped where it’s needed.

It’s been done with the CAP (Central Arizona Project) where they bring water from the Colorado River to the Phoenix area.