Drilling Down: Cabot’s Commitment to Water

[vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Just because Earth Day is over does not mean that Cabot Oil & Gas is slowing down on its green efforts.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Did you know Cabot is using less water in their operations compared to most other oil and gas companies?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The oil and gas industry alone accounts for 1% of the national water usage. This is actually quite small compared to most agricultural, electric and water supply companies in the America.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The Natural Gas Industry relies heavily on water to fulfill many of its operations, such as drilling. Water can play many roles in the process, such as acting as a cool lubricant for the drill, or allowing more gas to flow to the surface in hydraulic fracking.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Although the Industry does not use large amounts of water, oil and gas companies still consider water as a precious resource that should be conserved. Because of this, Cabot makes it a goal to recycle 100% of the drilling and completing fluids, like water, through a closed loop system.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/2″]

[/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image css_animation=”” image=”457″ border_color=”” img_link_large=”” link=”http://cabotsusq.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/water.jpg” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]This closed loop water system captures and contains “all the fluids used in drilling, completion and product operations.” Once the water is recovered, it is transported to a treatment facility and is recycled.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]George Stark, the Director of External Affairs at Cabot Oil & Gas, commented on the new system.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]“It’s very important that we recycle, reuse and reduce the wastewater that we generate while harvesting natural gas resource,” said Stark.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Cabot created a video this past winter describing their efforts to preserve water in more detail for the public’s viewing.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text][youtube http://youtu.be/TY_M3NZz0_c][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]As stated in the video, Cabot has also partnered with ComTech Industries to help treat and recycle Cabot’s recovered water in Susquehanna County, Pa.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Water is not just a precious resource for Cabot. You too can help conserve water![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]One easy way is to turn off your sink water when brushing your teeth. You can also shorten your shower time, and only run your washing machine or dishwasher when they have full loads.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]For more water conserving tips, click here![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Chelsea Sweithelm – Intern, External Affairs for Cabot[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]

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Bill desRosiers

Raised in Highland Falls, New York, William desRosiers learned about responsible resource development, firsthand, as a part of his family's mining business. William received his B.S. in Management, B.A.in History and MBA from Misericordia University. He currently serves in External Affairs for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. His primary responsibilities include strengthening media relationships, managing company-run fundraising programs, building better community relations and representing Cabot every chance he has.

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