Oil in Shale Sets Off a Boom in Texas – NYTimes.com

28 May

You know what they say, oil and water don’t mix. Who knows, maybe this boom in oil fracking  will destroy all the water in South Texas & they can use the newly fracked oil to burn it to a crisp:

But water remains a key issue. In addition to possible contamination of surface and underground water from fracking fluids, the sheer volume of water required poses challenges, especially in South Texas, which faces a severe drought and rapidly diminishing water levels in the local aquifer.

At the rate wells are being drilled, “there’s definitely going to be a problem,” said Bay Laxson, a local water official.

Dave Thompson, regional production superintendent for the oil company SM Energy said the industry knew that water issues were “an Achilles heel.” He said his company was building a system to reuse water in the field.

via Oil in Shale Sets Off a Boom in Texas – NYTimes.com.

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