Author: Deborah Deal

From Water Technology Magazine on September 27: “It’s no secret that the demand for hydraulic fracturing in the Permian Basin is on the rise. What is less commonly understood is how the high completion activity is affecting water demand in the area. For example, a fracturing job in the Permian today typically requires between 300,00 […]

More legal hassles over produced water!  See excerpt from Industrial Water World story below: The Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association (OKOGA) filed a lawsuit against the Kingfisher County Commissioners in Oklahoma State Supreme Court on Tuesday, arguing that the county’s ban on temporary pipelines along existing rights-of-way to take produced water from oil and gas […]

In the New York Times recently, this popped up in “Opinion,” but its great News … and provides some hope that people are realizing the need to take action. It’s especially great to read that, “nearly 70 percent of Californians would be willing to pay an additional dollar a month on their water bills to […]

Here’s something interesting from Global News: Nova Scotia and Morocco sign petroleum exploration deal What?  Aren’t those kind of “odd” partners? Global News says, “Former neighbours Nova Scotia and Morocco are joining forces in a bid to find petroleum riches.  The two were part of the same land mass 200 million years ago, before the […]

Hey, Wall Street Journal — We’ve been saying this for quite some time! There’s a huge opportunity in handling water from Oil & Gas operations! Thank you, Christopher Matthews, for your story!  However, there’s more you could include … First off, the industry-recognized term for the water we’re talking about here, the wastewater generated by […]

Think the demand for crude petroleum in the U.S. is rapidly declining?  Think again! A new report “Crude Petroleum: United States,” by Freedonia Focus Reports says there will be only marginal annual declines through 2022 – and that decline is because of a drop in gasoline demand.  But, this decline in automobile gasoline demand will […]

NPR is great!  Those guys report on stuff first that no one else ever thinks about. Like the story on “microplastics” and the what must be tedious work by ecologist Chelsea Rochman and her researchers at the University of Toronto. What are microplastics?  The online version of the NPR story says they are ” …objects […]

More contamination news: Pipeline spills 270,000 liters of produced water in northern Alberta! Why the concern? It’s just WATER … Well, no. Produced water is the water that comes up with oil and gas when drilling takes place.  Millions and millions of barrels of produced water is generated each year, and most petroleum companies either […]

The Huffington Post just published a story on August 15 entitled “Fracking Water Use Skyrockets, Creating 1,440 Percent More Toxic Wastewater.” See the whole story HERE. I do applaud HuffPost for taking on this story.  It’s tough for most mainstream consumer media to get this issue right – and HuffPost has fallen into the same factual […]

So writes Mary Holcomb, Assistant Editor for Hart Energy’s Digital News Group. We’ve been saying it all along! In her interview with Joel Mack, she quotes Mack as saying, “By streamlining, consolidating and offloading the responsibility of water management from individual producers to service providers, he said producers will gain revenue for building out, developing […]