Oil and Gas Today with Chris Faulkner – Podcast #538

Question:  Does it take more water to frack an oil well, or water a golf course? If you picked the golf course, you’d be right.

Yet another study – this time in New Mexico – found the same thing that has been discovered in dozens of other states….

That water used by the oil and gas industry amounts to about 1-percent of the total water used in the state.  Agriculture is always highest at 70-percent, far more than municipalities, which is around 10-percent.  The good news is, technology is catching up.  Water recycling and using brackish water are two pioneering waves of the future.   So next time you see a sprinkler on a golf course, or some neighbors lawn, realize fracking uses about 1-tenth of that water to Power America.

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