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Managing the Increasing Water Footprint of Hydraulic Fracturing

Scheme: Water use in hydraulic fracturing.

The water footprint of oil production, including water used for hydraulic fracturing (HF) and flowback-produced (FP) water, is increasingly important in terms of HF water sourcing and FP water management. This study evaluates trends in HF water use relative to supplies and FP water relative to disposal using well by well analysis in the Bakken …

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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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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 …

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Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability and Business Risk

In this study the WRI provides unprecedented global information on freshwater availability for governments and businesses considering shale development. Key findings: 38 percent of the world’s shale resources face high to extremely high water stress or arid conditions. 386 million people live on land above shale plays—increased competition for water and public concern over hydraulic …

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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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Fracking: The New Global Water Crisis

In this report, Food & Water Watch reviews the risks and costs of shale development that have been demonstrated in the United States, including economic costs that run counter to industry-backed claims about the economic benefits of the practice. Within the past decade, technological advances in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, have enabled …

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