Study Says Oil & Gas Industry Needs Better Water Management

From Rigzone:
The oil and gas industry needs to step up efforts to expand its use of recycled water and non-freshwater resources and implement better water management planning if shale energy production is to expand according to projections.
Research conducted by San Francisco-based CERES indicates that nearly 47 percent of wells were developed in water basins with high or extremely high water stress. Most of the hydraulic fracturing activity in the United States is occurring in Texas and Colorado, which are experiencing prolonged drought conditions.
The report is based on well drilling and water use data from FracFocus.org and water stress indicator maps developed by the World Resources Institute. The research was based on FracFocus’ data on 25,450 wells in operation from January 2011 through September 2012.
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