Frac or Fiction: Does Frac’ing use an Excess of Water?

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Water accounts for about 70% of the Earth’s surface, and is crucial to many energy making industries such as: coal, nuclear, oil,biofuel and even natural gas.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]But how much of the earth’s water does frac’ing actually use?!
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]A typical Cabot well (in Susquehanna County, PA) requires about 6,650,000 gallons of water during the entire process. Most of which,6,200,000 gallons, is used during frac’ing.
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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Combined, the Oil & Gas Industries account for only 1% of our national water usage. With the help of ComTech Industries treatment facilities, Cabot is taking the steps to recycle.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]By using a closed loop water system, Cabot is able to recycle nearly 100% of the water that is used in during drilling and completions.
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Sarah

Sarah was born in Lewistown, Pennsylvania- a small town in central PA. She is currently attending Pennsylvania State University majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Recreation, Park and Tourism Management. She is presently working as an Intern in External Affairs for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. Sarah’s responsibilities include writing for Cabot’s social media, scheduling content and event planning.

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