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Recent Trends in Water Use and Production for California Oil Production

This work quantifies water volumes used and produced by conventional oil production and hydraulic fracturing (HF) in California and finds increasing water use and disposal for oil production which has important implications for water management and have potentially adverse health, environmental, and ecological impacts. Key findings: Despite a 25% decrease in conventional oil production from …

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Hydraulic Fracturing & Water Stress: Water Demand by the Numbers

This report from investors shows that three-quarters of the 39,294 oil and shale gas wells hydraulically fractured between January 2011 and the end of May 2013 are located in areas where water is scarce and 55 % even in areas experiencing drought. Hydraulic fracturing is increasing competitive pressures for water in some of the most …

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