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Monster Wells

Despite drought, hundreds of fracking sites used more than 10 million gallons of water, this report makes clear. It contains a list of 261 “monster” wells that consumed between 37 and 94 million liters of water to drill each well (as declared on fracfocus website). Two third of these monster wells were situated in areas suffering from extreme drought, among them 137 in Texas alone.
Between April 2010 and December 2013, these 261 wells consumed 12.5 billions liters of water, an average of 48 million liters each. And 14 of the wells topped 75 million liters each.

Soren Rundquist and Bill Walker
Monster Wells
Environmental Working Group, Nov. 18, 2014

See also:
Anastasia Pantsios, ‘Monster’ Fracking Wells Guzzle Water in Drought-Stricken Regions. EcoWatch, Nov. 24, 2014


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