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Eagle Ford: Railroad Commission adopts recycling rules




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AUSTIN -- The Railroad Commission has adopted new rules to encourage Texas operators to continue their efforts at conserving water used in the hydraulic fracturing process for oil and gas wells, even though hydraulic fracturing and total mining use account for less than 1 percent of statewide water use, with irrigation, municipalities, and manufacturing making up the state’s top three water consumers.

Major changes adopted to the Commission’s water recycling rules include eliminating the need for a Commission recycling permit if operators are recycling fluid on their own leases or transferring their fluids to another operator’s lease for recycling. The changes adopted by the Commission also clearly identify recycling permit application requirements and reflect existing standard field conditions for recycling permits.

Chairman Barry Smitherman said, “By removing regulatory hurdles, these new amendments will help foster the recycling efforts by oil and gas operators who continue to examine ways to reduce freshwater use when hydraulically fracturing wells.”

Commissioner Christi Craddick said, “Just as our operators have used technology to bring us into this modern day boom of oil production, they are also using technology to reduce their fresh water use.”

The rule amendment also establishes five categories of commercial recycling permits to reflect industry practices in the field:

•On-lease Commercial Solid Oil and Gas Waste Recycling

•Off-lease or Centralized Commercial Solid Oil and Gas Waste Recycling

•Stationary Commercial Solid Oil and Gas Waste Recycling

•Off-lease Commercial Recycling of Fluid

•Stationary Commercial Recycling of Fluid.

The changes to the rule also establish a tiered approach for the reuse of treated fluid, including both authorized reuse of treated fluids in oil and gas operations and provisions for reusing the fluid for other non-oilfield related uses.
 

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