Former U.S. Senator Pete Domenici announced today that IX Power Clean Water’s (www.ixwater.com) treatment technology developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory can eliminate earthquakes in Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado and other oil producing states by eliminating the need to inject oil and gas wastewater into deep wells.
Last week, Oklahoma was hit with the largest earthquake in the state’s history. It was felt from North Dakota to Houston. Once very geologically active, Oklahoma is riddled with fault lines that are susceptible to the un-stability caused by the reinjection below the water table of “produced water” – wastewater – from oil and gas operations in the region. By most accounts there are more than 10,000 such wells in the state.
“There is no need for earthquakes because there is no longer a need to inject produced water from industry operations,” said Senator Domenici, who championed energy innovation during his 36 years in the Senate representing New Mexico. “The IX Water OG system was conceptualized, built, and tested by a team of scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico Tech, and the University of Texas, and makes it possible to effectively and cost-efficiently treat produced water for reuse. The energy industry can thereby eliminate the re-injection practice while transforming waste into a safe asset for thirsty farms and ranches, or recycled for O & G operations.”