Advertisement

Texas News

News > Texas News > How Wasted Gas From Drilling Could Save Millions of Gallons of Texas Water

How Wasted Gas From Drilling Could Save Millions of Gallons of Texas Water

Millions of gallons of water from hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” could be treated and reused without extra energy costs using gas that is typically burned off at drilling sites, according to a new study by a team of scientists at the University of Texas at Austin.

 

Enough natural gas is burnt on site to fuel energy-intensive treatment for highly-contaminated water, making for a handy ‘Two Birds, One Stone’ opportunity, the study by UT’s Webber Energy Group finds.

 

“You’ve got two environmental problems: extra energy that is flared and a lot of dirty water. You put them together, and you solve two problems at once,” says Michael Webber, Deputy Director of UT’s Energy Institute and co-author of the study.

 

http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2014/06/18/how-wasted-gas-from-drilling...

 

The Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division today announced it will be entering into a partnership with...
A man charged with capital murder in the slaying of a San Antonio police officer says he's not a "bad guy" and has...
Prosecutors say two 60-year-old cousins from Mexico must serve life terms in U.S. prisons for helping set up the...
Hundreds of people protested a white nationalist's speaking engagement at the Texas A&M University campus...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Zachary Aaron Jenkins, 31, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex...