As a compliment to The Advocate and David Mitchell’s very perceptive writing skills, then I would like to present people with an alternate question.
Is there another cavern at more risk, than others?
Oxy Geismar #1 is the only super shallow brine mined salt cavern within proximity to Oxy Geismar #3, the failed Texas Brine and owned by Occidental Chemical Corporation cavern.
Why would it be more at risk? First we have to understand Oxy Geismar #3, it’s depths, dimensions, and width. Oxy Geismar #3 has a top cavern insert depth at 3400 ft. It was 150 ft. across at the top of the cavern.
Oxy Geismar #1 on the other hand has a top Cavern depth of 2492 ft. and a width of 344 ft. in the northwest directional survey.