Dual Studies Assess Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing of Oil and Gas Resources in California

Dual Studies Assess Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing of Oil and Gas Resources in California

The National Law Review | January 23, 2015 | by Morgan Lewis

Hydraulic fracturing in California also uses significantly less water: 530 cubic meters of water per well, on average, compared to about 16,000 cubic meters used in horizontal wells in the Eagle Ford Formation in Texas and the 12,000 to 20,000 cubic meters used in the horizontal wells in the Marcellus Shale Formation in Pennsylvania. Consequently, certain practices and impacts of hydraulic fracturing in other states do not necessarily apply to hydraulic fracturing in California.

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