Water use for fracking is decreasing

Another anti-fracking excuse is evaporating.

“Steve Jester, a senior principal environmental engineer at ConcoPhillips, presented his own company as an example of the advancing trend that Pomeroy described. He said his company has reduced its use of fresh water in the Eagle Ford by 45 percent in the past couple of years, even as ConcoPhillips’ activity in the booming region has increased. Jester added that the company is moving this year to test out newer technologies in the west Texas oil fields that will attempt to produce hydrocarbons from wells using little or no fresh water.”

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